by Pastor Tim Burt
The year was 1986. Renee and I had three small children—and baby makes four. They were two years apart and Stephanie, our oldest was only six. Renee had quit her job as a flight attendant to stay home with the children. That meant I had to find ways to bring home the bacon.
As I was saying, there were times where we didn't have enough money to put food on the table. Because of God's promises to meet our needs, we refused to panic at times like this. Instead we’d rendezvous morning and night, thanking Him in prayer for meeting our needs, as instructed to by God’s Word. Philippians 4:6 (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Was the opportunity to become anxious there? Absolutely! But we dealt with it each and every time! Panic was not acceptable. Prayer, letting God's Word encourage our hearts, and seeking God for wisdom was acceptable! And now looking back over all those years with hindsight, the results were a thousand miraculous touches of God's love and grace to carry us and bless us all the way through!
Romans 1:17 tells us that those who have received Jesus will be those who walk out this life by faith! "The just shall live by faith." The walk of faith is exactly that—a walk of trusting God's Word and promises each day! Faith believes and trusts. A miraculous life is the result! Learn to trust Him today!
Psalms 84:11 (NLT) "For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt