“God Calling” reminds me today that God is my source; that I can look to Him for every need-every one; and not only for myself, but for others that I wish to help.
I’m living proof of that. Just yesterday a man I spoke with a few days ago walked up to me and gave me a digital camera that I’ve needed. It will enable me to add pictures to my written posts and to build my auctions back up. The camera even uses a jump drive so I can easily transfer my pictures from it to the computer. God is so good! I never said anything to the man about needing a digital camera, so there’s nobody but God in the middle of that.
What’s really cool is that the man isn’t even a Christian. He’s a professed practicing Buddhist; in fact, he gave me his address and phone number, and offered to send me some material on the “mind.” He teaches martial arts and uses those principles in his classes. I read a book about Buddhism and mindfulness, etc. There’s a lot of wisdom in it. But, as I told the man when we spoke a few days earlier, Buddha is not Jesus; and Jesus is the only way to eternal life. Jesus is a real person who loves each one of us and wants a personal relationship with each of us. This was a real example of how God’s love and respect can build bridges. I am grateful to my friend for the camera, but I am so very grateful to the Lord for the meeting and for the opportunity to be a bridge.
Sometimes in meeting one need, God meets many that we’re not even aware of yet. The story of Zacheus comes to mind. He was the little tax collector whom everyone kind of overlooked. He probably wasn’t liked at all because he was first, a tax collector and secondly, a cheat too. He needed salvation that day but was afraid to ask for it; he just wanted to see Jesus. It wasn’t until Jesus acknowledged him that he opened up to the Lord. Jesus’ words, His love toward the man, were a bridge and made the way. He did say that He is the Way, didn’t He? In the same way, we, when we show God’s love, build bridges that can lead to salvation, restoration, and healing. That’s just one example of how God meets so much more than our personal material needs. Every time God meets a need, it spills over, or is multiplied blessing toward others-even if it’s a long way down the road from here and a long time from today. Remember we are blessed to be a blessing; so every time God blesses us, there’s blessing for others in that blessing.
As I’m reflecting on the last few months, I have not gone hungry. I wake up alive and unharmed each morning. Yesterday, I got not only one pair, but three pairs of shoes because another friend thought of me and gave me two pairs she had gotten. Earlier this week when I had no way to get breakfast, the Lord sent a man out of the clear blue to invite me to have breakfast with him. He supplies every need, every time; every need and then some. I’m so grateful; not just for my needs being met, but for the people God brings into my life through them.