Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Provision

Our Thankful Thursday hostess, Laurie, asks the following question:

Aren't you thankful today for not only His provision of the cross, but for daily providing each and every need that we have. I would love to hear your encouraging comments on how God has provided for you!

God has provided for my needs many many times but one time in particular stands out in my memory today.

This incident happened when our first child was about 11 months old. My husband was out of work. We had been living in Terre Haute, Indiana, but our home was in another state. We still owned a house there, and we had been unable to sell it. We decided to go back home and live in the house since we were making payments on it anyway. Surely my husband could find a job back home!

My husband was very nervous about finding a job. He had not had a good experience at his former job, and his confidence was at an all-time low. I felt led by the Holy Spirit to go with him on his job search, to stay in the car and pray for him as he went in and filled out applications. (Our baby stayed with grandma.)

That day, we decided to start out first at the place he wanted to work for the most. I had copied down scriptures dealing with God's promises of provision onto a clipboard. While he went inside to ask for an application, I prayed claiming these promises. It was awhile before my husband returned to the car, but when he did, he had a big smile on his face. He was hired! The company hadn't even been advertising for help, but when they saw he had experience in their field, they hired him. His starting salary was much better than the salary he had received at his previous employer!

This experience definitely is a highlight of my Christian experience when I look back on all the ways God has provided for me. He is definitely my Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Who Provides. (See Genesis 22:12-14)

Join other thankful souls at Laurie's Women Taking a Stand.

10 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this, God is so awesome.

Jeannie Jo Ann said...

What a testimony it is of you as a wife to your beloved to pray for him and his job search... you truly are living what every wife should be doing for their loved ones... praying for them and not just the :change him God to be like this or like that" you were literally praying for his well being on this matter that affects him... May you be blessed

shopannies said...

what a testimony thanks for sharing and giving the glory to God

Jennifer said...

Wow...what a powerful testimony of God's provision in our lives. That is one of the most encouraging post that I've read and I needed that today, my friend!

Happy TT!

Laurie Ann said...

What an awesome testimony! I'm so glad you were so faithful to go with him and pray. This is just wonderful. God is a great Provider and He surely knows our needs. He was so faithful in answering your prayers and with such a great timing, too! Happy Thankful Thursday!

Erica said...

What an amazing testimony to your faith!
Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

LAURIE said...

Praise God! He is faithful at all times. thank you for sharing your grateful heart and your wonderful testimony with us today~ Happy TT! -Laurie

Pia said...

that was beautiful, jerri. God is good!

Rita T. said...

This is a terrific witness to others who are going through some of the same. Thanks!

Theresa said...

When I read your blog I am always lifted up by your heart. Thank You!!