God Will Provide/God Is At Work!
By Johnny Angel
Okay I admit that I am a scatterbrain and an airhead. I did it again. I
walked in a restaurant in a hurry without enough money to pay for my
meal. But one of my friends with me, and he "sacrificed" (at least that's
his version of the story) by loaning me money to buy my McDonalds
feast. I would ask that you pray that I would remember to stop at the
ATM machine from now on. But it's neat how God helps us to be in the
right place at the right time so we can see Him at work!
Yesterday I woke up ready to conquer two unit exams in a row. I
rushed through breakfast and started to go to class. Suddenly I
remembered that I would need a pencil, pencil sharpener, and scantron
form to take the first exam. So I happened to be right beside the
school bookstore. I ran in and grabbed what I needed. I was in the
process of thanking God for this and asking Him to help me make it to
class in one piece. Then the instructor didn't even show up. So I
guess that exam will be on Tuesday. But the point to the story is that
God helped me to sign up for the right classes this semester. I prayed
about my schedule, and God knew which ones would have situations
like exams being postponed. He guided me as to which classes to
take. Though my schedule makes me stressed many times, I can see
the hand of God working through it. I encourage all of you to pray for
God to help you as you make decisions about classes to take, where
to go to college, where to go to church, who to date, and whatever
decision you have to make. He will help you!
Earlier this week, I could not get motivated to study for one particular
exam. I prayed for help with studying. The day before the exam, I got
into a working mood and managed to cram all the information into a
three hour period. The amazing part is that I actually understood it and
recalled it during the exam. Once again, prayer changes things!
This morning, one of the teachers that I work with through my field
studies in elementary education let me listen to a CD that she and her
husband recorded. It was really neat. The amazing part was her
testimony of how they got it recorded. They have a friend in Middle
Tennessee who was having a small studio built. The construction
crew refused to take pay for building it. Then people started giving him
equipment. He uses his studio for the Lord. He feels that his calling is
to provide a studio for Christians who need to make recordings.
And God is still at work! Last week, a 95 year old blind man who is
almost deaf accepted Christ as his savior! This week, someone that
we have been praying about for several months made a decision for
One thing I've noticed through email is that many of you let me know
how God is working in your lives and with people you know. Some
people who never look beyond their own little corner of the world will
instantly let me know how horrible things are getting. But I know that
God is at work all over the place. What's more, I keep hearing of what
God is doing on the other side of the world. My church started a
church in Romania about five years ago. Today there are churches in
four villages that are growing!
Whenever you're feeling down, just look at what God has already
done. Look for what He is still doing. And you will have to admit that
things no longer look so bad!