298 – Overwhelmed with a Gift
July 8, 1988
I love the way the Lord speaks to me through my daily devotions:
The Lord…will send His angel with you and make your journey a success. Genesis 24:40
Lord this is exactly what we need to hear as we prepare for leaving for unknown places without any real vision or plans yet!
I was sharing with Sue (Elim student) about our thoughts regarding moving and that we were praying about getting a motor home. She said, “Oh, I’ve seen God work quickly –in a few days and even in a few hours!”
Later that day,
…..Greg and Cheryl, our very good friends, came to the house with a missionary friend. He had just finished itinerating (traveling around the country raising money to support their missionary assignment). He and his wife had a little motor home, which he brought for us to look at. They were selling it, and of course we were interested, but we had absolutely no money to offer for it.
BUT what was really happening —
was that Greg and Cheryl had already bought it from the missionary and were giving it to us!
YES, GIVING IT TO US!!
I began to object—“you can’t do this…we can’t possibly accept this…” and the missionary said, “You have to learn when people are giving you something to just say, “Thank You, Jesus, and praise the Lord!”
This gift changed everything and put our plans into high gear.
Our friends had brought the missionary so that he could tell us everything we needed to know about driving the motor home and living in it.