Saturday, May 11, 2013

How Much More?

For any who are still holding out that God doesn't just desire to pour out blessing...

Kari really wanted a refrigerator. Things spoil so fast here. But the electricity is so undependable that a refrigerator is almost useless, and we couldn't really afford it anyway. It was wishful thinking, but then...
Enter God. 
My missionary brother Harold showed up with a gift. A refrigerator that runs on propane, that their mission wasn't using anymore. With it came 2 tanks of propane, and a very happy Kari.

Last month when we arrived our car wasn't working, but...
Enter God. My missionary brother Ken asked if I could keep their Land Cruiser. It was a tremendous help.  Once I got our car fixed I returned the vehicle with many thanks. We then began to have more issues with our car, yet once again... 
Enter God. 
Harold showed up with a motorcycle that they wanted to keep out at my house for when we need to go find churches for his organization, and he said I am free to use it whenever I'd like. 

Then Harold's organization needed to come and stay at our house, but we didn't have enough beds at our house. We were preparing for some creative sleeping arrangements, when suddenly...
Enter God.
Another missionary friend, Shane, shows up with bunk beds that they no longer have a use for. Beautiful beds. Wonderfully simple to erect. Kids can't contain themselves.  

And then of course for the last 2 weeks the air mattress that Kari and I sleep on has been deflating because of anonymous puncture holes from someone named 'Wudnt-dMe'. Every night the air would come out. Every night I'd have to pump in the middle of the night. Kari was about to go crazy with all of my flip-flopping like a fish out of water, when once again...
Enter God.
Shane pulled up to our house last night with another bed, a full size bed with box spring and mattress, that another missionary no longer needed.
Does anyone still cling to the idea that God doesn't pay attention to our most intimate needs?  Maybe instead, this verse is true:

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? “Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!" ~Jesus

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