Downsizing jump start

A wonderful thing happened this weekend. As you know, we’re looking at downsizing by eventually selling our house and getting an RV to live and travel in. The plan is for this to happen in early 2018. However, we’ve had an extra car sitting in the driveway for several months now and knew we would need to get rid of it at some point. We were going to use it as a trade-in in conjunction with the RV purchase. However, I received a phone call from a friend saying that he knew someone who was needing a car quickly and wondered if we had decided what to do with ours. I told him that we had no definite plans, so he asked if we’d be interested in selling it to his friend. Long story short, we have space in our driveway now!

There are numerous examples in the Bible in which God provided for or blessed someone when they weren’t really looking for it or expecting it. A few examples that come to mind are Jesus providing for the replenishment of wine at a wedding (John 2:1-11), God using Elijah to enable unexpected provision to a poor widow in Zarephath (1 Kings 17:8-16),  and the lame beggar receiving healing rather than money through the  ministry of Peter and John (Acts 3:1-10). God is able and willing to provide for His people even when they aren’t expecting or asking for it.

Now please understand my point here. I’m not saying that God is a “magic genie” who whisks things into our lives at our whim. I am saying, though, that our Creator knows and cares about our needs. Our job is to simply seek Him and His kingdom. Listen to the words of Jesus:

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:25-34 ESV)

I thank my friend for his willingness to be used by God to provide a special blessing to us!

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