November 27, 2009

Amazing Gift & Lessons on Jehovah Jireh

Found a slip in my letterbox to have me collect a registered letter for myself. Could not quite figure out what registered mail I am about to receive. The moment I received it, I opened it and could not believe my eyes - I have won a gift $x00 from Woolies! It was a lucky draw where if you spent $50 on a single receipt, you are eligible to enter the lucky draw (only on their website) and stand a chance to win free groceries for 1 year. I recall only having 1 entry as I do not often spend more than $50 on 1 single receipt. Some would say I am so lucky, but I say this is God's provision.

I was estatic when I learnt about this provision and just filled with joy and a heart of thanksgiving. God seems to be tellling me, "Remember I have asked you to trust me? Now you know that I will, isn't it?" Recently, we wanted to make a decision which go against the original timing/plan of something important so that we could save a bit of money. We have been advised by the professional that it is not ideal but feasible. Only yesterday did we came to the conclusion that we shall stick to the original timing even though we would spend more money. We shall continue to trust God to provide and not 'tamper' with His timing. And today I received this good news :) God has given us more than what we think we would have saved. I am amazed that God chose to bless us in this way and it is a way to show us that we should trust him and not doubt His timing. Be patient and wait for His providence. He knows exactly what we need and what is best for us and the timing to give those things to us. Our responsibility is to simply trust Him.

Matthew 6:25-34
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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