199 – Asking God for Help
July 15, 1986
Exodus 16:4 The Lord said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in my instruction.
I was encouraged in reading about God providing for the Israelites…so I asked God for an invitation out to dinner because I needed one more meal in the week’s menu.
Janet came by unexpectedly with a bag of groceries that will carry us through this week and into next, saying, “the Lord told me– as I was walking through the store asking Him who could use this, and this, and this—that YOU could!” Janet has been such a faithful friend to us!
Exodus 17:1-7 [The story of water coming from the rock—after Moses took the people’s complaints to God.]
This story led me to something in my life: the three younger boys would be satisfied to play here at home, I think. But Tim is restless and wants friends his age and more things to do.
So – I bring this complaint to You, Lord.
I have no ideas, no car, no money, no friends to call on. How can I help my son?
And I rebuke fear.
Exodus 17:8-16 [The story Moses interceding for the people during the battle with the Amalekites.]
I will intercede on Tim’s behalf. I will pray about this.
Many times, just like this, the Bible is my guide. I write down a verse or many verses while I am reading. Often God ‘speaks’ to me and answers my questions and gives me advice. It’s pretty amazing… It’s a relationship that is built day by day.
Little did I know that within a few weeks, Tim would be a first grade student at the elementary school across the field. It wasn’t my choice, but it answered my prayers. Did the Lord lead me to intercede for Timmy so that I would be a bit more prepared for what was going to be happening. I wouldn’t be surprised.