Lunch by Faith

Hebrews 11:1-Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (NASB). 

Hebrews 11:1The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see (MSG).

His wife was still in the hospital after major surgery. She was slowly recovering, but he looked tired and worn. During the Sunday morning ‘welcome time’, I whispered to my husband, Ron, that we needed to invite hubby out for lunch after the service.  “With what?” he cried. “We have no money with us!” This was true. We had discussed finances on the way to church. But I was also sure that God wanted us to do the inviting, and so we did.  I prayed that God would have someone hand us a twenty-dollar bill. The service ended. No cash.

A newly-married couple, farther down the pew from us, must have wondered why our mouths hung open in astonishment when they invited the three of us to their house for lunch. Although God did not answer my prayer as I expected, my prayer was answered! How has God answered your prayers?

Prayer-O Great, Unpredictable God, who requires nothing of us but obedience, thanks for supplying the needs of that obeying and then delighting us with your answers! In Christ's name, Amen.

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