When God Speaks
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Being in full time ministry for over fifty years, I have learned a lot of things. One of them was when God told me if I would trust Him He would meet all of my needs and emphasized I should not trust in man as they would disappoint me.
He has to remind me of this from time to time. The last time was Saturday. I was driving down the highway and remembered how many of the mission supporters had discontinued. Over the years some pastors died, some churches closed and then the economy didn't help any. I had looked at my books and saw how much it really had fallen off.
My thoughts turned to how could I save money. I thought of one thing and then another, then decided to stop at a restaurant where they know me as I have been going there since they opened.
Having a coupon for a free appetizer I decided to get that and a bowl of tomato basil soup. (Does anyone know how many calories are in it?) I have tried to find out but with no luck.
I ordered my meal, ate half and pushed it aside as I always take half home for supper. The manager came up and sat with me and asked me if it was too hot (with chile) for me. I said no that I ate more hot stuff than the Mexicans do. Then he wanted to know how come. I told him I had lived in Mexico for 20 years. Now his curiosity was aroused and he wanted to know what I did so I told him. Now he wanted to know what I do now. When I told him I go to Reynosa and was to preach the 4th anniversary of the church I had built there the following Monday he was amazed. He said, "I won't even go there". Well, I also had a card that when I had six initials on it I got a free meal. He finished my card out and said your next meal is free.
Then I waited and waited for my check and it didn't come. Finally I caught someone's eye and they brought me the check and it said 000. It is taken care of.
What a time for this to happen! Right when I was worrying about finances. God has taken care of me for over 50 years and surely he can do it for 20 more.
My mother lived to 99 1/2 and I expect to make it to 100.
God told me didn't I tell you I would take care of you? So why are you worrying.
I went home rejoicing. God is so good.