Friday, May 21, 2010

Crying Out To God

I must share with you about my old friend P. We haven’t met for a long time and when I shared what happened to me, she was so excited to “try God” as well. She was not exactly facing the smoothest ride of her life and desperately needed God to help her in a coming court case. Really, I did not know how to advise her but to relate to her an incident where I had encouraged Henry to tithe and the day he committed to giving more to God, he immediately was blessed with a sum in return and shortly a few days later, Inland Revenue refunded taxes that were over paid by Henry. The collective amount was 52 times more than the amount he tithed. To us, it was a lesson of tithing and giving control to God for all our possessions are from Him. It was also God’s way of providing for our cash flow in the times when we had to pay the high cost of Tarceva. In our small human minds, we could not possibly comprehend how the cash would flow into our hands and there it was, He provided it all.

Philippians 4:19
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Malachi 3:10
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. “Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts.

I wasn’t sure what to say but led by the holy spirit, I advised P that God has his ways, He may make her debt go away just like that or it might be down sized to something more manageable maybe by instalments if she would only cry out to Him for help. Last week was judgment day and her lawyer had told her to brace herself for bad news and she was certain it was 75% to 85% bad news. She quickly ended the call and desperately cried out to God in prayer that amazingly she googled from the internet! I would prefer that she went straight to the bible maybe Psalms as a guide. Anyway, she DID manage to google some prayers which used Psalms and Proverbs.

Then as she cried out, for the first time she “SAW” God listening to her pray because He said to her “P, I will give it to you this time” and she said she felt a sense of assurance for 2 seconds. Suddenly right in the middle of all that she received a call and received the most relieving news!!! She just burst into tears. She said it different this time. Somehow, it was like I described ...there were visuals!!....Or perhaps she said she was beginning to be as imaginative as I was!

Well, I say it was the moving of the holy spirit and when she sought God, God answered her. It is a beginning of her journey now because now she wonders what she should do next! I say CLING ON TO GOD! Soak in God’s word and hear Him speak to you. I am so amazed and encouraged by all this. It showed me that all we need to do is to share our walk with others but He has indeed given me the boldness, something I would not dare to do before maybe because I had no testimony to share. But surely that isn’t true. We just need to recall the wonderful things He has ever done for us.

Psalm 145: 6,7
“They will tell of the power of your awesome works,and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodnessand joyfully sing of your righteousness. “

1 comment:

  1. that is really wonderful! praise the Lord, our Jehovah Jireh!