The Supply of the Lord is Never Ending
A young man, in the early years of his ministry, had felt strongly led of God to live totally by faith. In fact, he had said, “it is a most primary way to trust God.”
While it wasn’t a welcomed way of life for his young wife, who had been raised in an affluent home, she joined her husband in this walk of faith. “In following my husband as he followed Christ, I still had much to learn,” she later said.
One evening I sat alone in the kitchen while my husband, Tom and the church board had a meeting in the living room.
I thumbed idly through the colorful pages of The Women’s Home Companion someone had loaned me. As I bent over the kitchen table, I was barely aware of the murmur of voices through the wall. Pictures of the latest home designs made me a bit envious, but the recipes got to me. My mouth watered as I stared at pictures of roast beef, potatoes au gratin, apple pie, and so many other delicious dishes.
When was the last time I had tasted beef? Just that morning I had gone to the grocery store. I stared in envy at a lady buying artichokes and Brussels sprouts, two of my favorite vegetables. I turned away with a sigh because I knew we would have tomato sandwiches and boiled potatoes again for supper.
Just for fun, I made a list of all the ingredients I would need for certain recipes I saw in the magazine- if ever we could afford to buy them. I added everything I could think of that I wished we had in the way of groceries.
About 9 o’clock that evening, the doorbell rang, and my husband answered it. “Come see what Mr. Walters brought us,” he cried out.
I pushed back the chair as our friend carried a large box of groceries in. “I have more, so don’t shut the door,” he said as he moved passed the astonished board members. Soon he brought in another box and set it on the kitchen table.
Meanwhile, I was unloading groceries onto the table and floor. To my astonishment, every item I had written on my list was there and much more: Spices, flour, lettuce, oranges, potatoes, butter, honey, jam, cauliflower – all except bread. This was Saturday night, and I didn’t have time to make bread. Oh, dear, I thought, it would be nice to have bread tomorrow.
Just then, the doorbell rang again. Mr. Walters came in and handed me a package. “Sorry,” he said, “I forgot this package was in the back seat of the car.”
I opened it eagerly to find two loaves of fresh bread!
YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER KNOWS
Even as my parents discovered in their journey of faith, we are discovering in our own journey – that empty cupboards or empty anything is not a problem for God. He delights in caring for His own.
Therefore, do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat? or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” 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. Mt 6:31-32
Always allow faith to be a part of your primary purpose in life. He not only knows everything, but He knows how to live in everything. His Presence fills all in all because He knows what He wants to be for you in every circumstance.