Monday, November 12, 2007

God CAN be Trusted

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Yesterday Pastor Mel preached on this scripture. He was encouraging us all to totally give our cares and concerns to God and quit worrying about them. Most of us know this simple truth, but many of us do not practice it. Well, being the loving Father that He is, God decided to give the kids and I an object lesson yesterday to be sure we start really understanding how to Trust Him. See God knows me all too well, and knows I used to LOVE to watch our children's pastor do object lessons. I think it is so cool God gave me one!

Darin stayed home last night while the kids and I went to play practice. He was concerned that the truck was a little low on gas, so on the way I stopped to fill it up and discovered that I had left my wallet home. Right then I asked God to help me and make our gas last. On the way home the low gas light started blinking. Since we have only had this truck a week, we aren't sure how many miles we can drive when the light starts blinking, so I started stressing. I didn't even have any change to use the pay phone and I live 25-30 minutes from church. So I told the kids to pray. The gas gauge is a picture of bars stacked on top of one another, and we only had 2 bars left before the gas was totally out. Andy was asking me about the bars, and I said that we had three bars, now we have only two. Then it went back up to three bars! That's when Andy told me that he asked God to put the gas back up where it was and to make it last until we got home. We were so blessed! The kids we saying things like, "When you pray to God He answers," or "I trust God so I'm not going to worry. He will make the gas last." I tell you what, God DID make that gas last and the bar did NOT go back down to two bars! We made it home and we got to see just how much God looks after us!

Thank you God, you are so good! You give peace to your children and take our burdens so we don't have to worry! PRAISE YOUR NAME!


Debbie C. said...

God is so incredible. It amazes me how He continues to show us His love for us. I think it is also neat because this is the same scripture Kristin used in Children's Church yesterday. Andy got to hear it again and God showed him with a real life example!! Thank you Jesus!!

Debbie P. said...

That's true, God really wanted Andy to get this lesson! How exciting to watch our kids learn these exciting spiritual truths so young! What a head start they have! I can't WAIT to see how God uses them to further His kingdom!

Debbie C. said...

you know, you are right. I have to remind myself of this truth every once in a while. I did not have any spiritual or scriptural training growing up and I am thankful that I am joyfully serving Him today. Just think how much farther ahead our kids will be because they have been taught from infancy to love and honor Him. I guess my main prayer is that they would never take it for granted and it would never become commonplace to them.

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Rachel said...

Wow, what an AWESOME GOD we serve and an amazing testimony!