For my first story of hope, God taught me and my husband that we do not need wheels to find His way…
Emotionally and financially depleted, Jim and I were sorely broken as our family business took its last breath. Tempted to feel sorry for ourselves, my man stepped out of his comfort zone and did an unthinkable… He rode his bicycle several miles into town and found himself a minimum wage job at a local pizzeria. Who needs status when you gotta eat anyway?
This small-fry job paved the way to pay our bills and put monies aside for a new car. It was our beginning.
Little by little, God worked as we obeyed His plans. Jim blessed the store owner with a reliable and hard-working employee. I filled my extra time ministering to a sick friend. Jim was even blessed to drop some pounds as he cycled to and from work, but three months went by and still no car.
Who could have thought that a new friend from that local pizza store would be the divine connection? He led us right to our new car, and it only cost $300.
A 1980 Chevy Chevette, it had just been restored by a hobby mechanic. We didn’t care that it was birthed from the junkyard factory. We didn’t care that it shook like a minature earthquake when we dove over 50 miles per hour. We were just thankful.
With our blessing of an automobile, Jim found a better job as we continued paying off debts and saving. Within two years, we bought another car, and freely gave our miracle Chevette to another in need.
That could have been a nice end to this story, but apparently God was on a roll. Jim’s jobs proceeded to climb pay-scales, and we kept serving and believing that God would bless with intentions of giving back.
As of this date, we have given away three reliable cars to people in need, and we hope to give more. Now that, my friends is how God works!
1. He uses what we have as we step out in faith.
2. He starts us small and grows us.
3. He blesses us so that we can bless others.
So let’s open the conversation walk. Let’s get serious and talk…
How’s your faith to trust God for His provisions?
What practical needs are you believing God for?
What steps are you taking to activate your faith?
Where are you struggling the most?
I’ll go first, and then you, OK?
In my car story, Jim and I were forced to look to God because there was no other way out. However, my current struggle is with complacency. So today, while I have a dire need for bigger desk with a private office in my home, I am determined not to run to the store and fix my problem myself. I’m asking God, praying and trusting for His provision. He’s already answered, and that’s another amazing story.