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Testimony – God is our provider

I don’t know how you deal with some Bible verses. God’s word is the truth and He always stands by His word, I know that in theory. Let us look at the example of provision. Some Bible verses lead me to think: “Is God serious about this promise and does it apply to me as well? Surely, there are a lot of people out there that are in greater need of His provision. I think I’m doing okay in that area.”

The verse fitting the topic would be Luke 12:27-28:

“Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!”

We’ve always experienced God’s provision and always had enough. And when we found out that we were expecting a son, we expected him with great joy in our hearts. However, every now and then I had thoughts coming to my mind the like of “How am I supposed to buy clothes for him? Will we have enough finances for everything that we need for him?”

And right now we’re experiencing the fulfillment of those verses again and again, right before our eyes. We stand in awe at what God is doing for us. Many things were gifted to us, other things were loaned to us for the time we need them or we were able to buy them well under price during a sale. God has been guiding our eyes towards more and more opportunities and things He prepared for us. Especially when it comes to clothes! I can’t stop thanking God for what He is doing in that area. We’ve been able to borrow beautiful clothes by the box from a dear friend of ours.

I was of “little faith” when it came to these things and I’m thankful how our Heavenly Father is teaching me a lesson in love. He is our provider and He will never forsake us!

Please let this be an encouragement to you. No matter how desperate your current circumstances may look. Trust Him! He knows your situation and will provide for you!

„Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.“ (1st Peter 5:6-7)

 


The wedding suit

Another story from the God cares category:

I’ve been looking around for the right wedding suit for a few weeks and I was considering if I should hire or buy the suit. The arguments for hiring were mainly financial as the hire appeared to be much cheaper. However, it would have still been a substantial amount. It felt wrong to spend a considerable amount on a hire outfit, only to give it back after the wedding. That’s just like throwing money out your window.

Therefore, I decided to look around for purchase options that were within my price range. I found that Marks & Spencer sell suits on their website that were reasonably priced. And despite not being too expensive, I still knew the individual items wouldn’t be made in sweat shops. I went to the shop in Cardiff and they didn’t have them there. I was told they would only be available to order online.

I had some great customer service in the men’s clothing section and got to try on some standard suits from the same range the wedding suits would be from. This helped to find out the right sizes for the jacket and the trousers as well as the shirt.

At the time I would have been able to borrow the money from someone and buy the suit. I was expecting some money from shared of the company I work for and would have used that to pay it back. I was close to making this decision, when I had the impression that God was telling me to wait as there would be a sale on men’s clothing very soon.

About 4 weeks later I received an email from Marks and Spencer that announcent 20 % off on all suits. So I thought to myself that this wouldn’t include the special wedding suits. But I went online to check anyway. By that time I still didn’t have the shares money, but expected it the week after. And yes, the wedding outfits were included in the offer! YES! Awesome!

Corrie was so kind to give me the money until the week after and I ordered the suit, went to the shop to try it on and it is a perfect fit. I absolutely love it! Funny thing is, my favourite part of the whole suit are the cufflinks.

I’ve saved quite a lot with this deal and I’m glad I listened to the still voice inside of me and waited. I’m really looking forward to our big day!