The story is that she was the ring-leader in her churches Y2K preparations and she was moving and didn’t want to take all that food with her. According to the phone call and the ad, we were expecting a few 5 gallon buckets. Well, look what she gave us!The first thing we did was share! How can keep all of that! God gave it to us so freely, and we have nothing. So we tithed off the food! Funny right? But it was wonderful! In these buckets are dried onions, split peas, peas, red, black and white beans, red wheat berries, soy beans (my son is saving those for his chickens), quick oats and there’s probably something I’m forgetting, but that’s a lot!!
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink?’ or ‘what shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6: 25-34
How can my faith grow if I never have to have faith? Wow! I’m still in awe of God’s love toward us and His provision for us. I can take Him at His word. And so can you!
P.S. In case you didn't know...our family has been unemployed for over a year(16 months to be exact), we've not qualified for any government help (yet) and are patiently waiting for the Lord to answer our prayers. And He does every day, just not always in the way we expect! :o)