Monday, February 8, 2016

Tell Me a True Story Week 02/08/16

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Raven’s Wings a True Story from my Book Three "Rescue the Stories"

The year was 1976, and at the last minute, our youngest adult daughter decided to become a student of the Bible College along with us.  I went with her to the dean, and he quickly made a decision to allow her to enroll.  To provide for the costs of the school, she needed a job, and she soon found one, evenings as a waitress at the Steak and Ale restaurant. 

She confided to me, that in her evening shift, there were often customers who were quite inebriated, enjoying their ale without even laying a fork on their steak dinner.  One night she brought home a large steak that had not been touched, and she suggested that our dogs might enjoy a nice treat.  I put it in the refrigerator. 

The next day, one of the young men from the school came home with us to help with some yard work in exchange for lunch.   

I prepared some green beans, fresh sliced tomatoes, some steak cut in thin slices smothered in gravy and onions, over some white rice, along with hot French bread. 

When my daughter came in for lunch she stared at the table, and with a horrified look on her face, she exclaimed, “Mother, where did you get that meat?”  

I looked at her, smiled and softly replied, “The Lord sent it by a little bird!” 

Nothing else was said, and we all enjoyed our meal. 

By now you have guessed where that meat came from!  And as far as I was concerned, the Lord had provided it.   

There are occasions in life where the Lord provides for our needs using methods that may seem strange to us!  No, He doesn’t always use ravens as he did with Elijah, but there are other ways that are out of the ordinary. 

Do not question the extraordinary, or even the supernatural means God may use to provide for you.  Most generally, the provision comes through working at a job - - and yes, God regularly supplies work; at times the work comes at just the right moment!  

What ever your need is in life, if a raven brings it to you, go ahead, receive it with gratitude, and thank the Lord. 

1Kings 17:6  And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

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Jed Jurchenko said...

Amen! God does provide. Thank you for the weekly reminder that our stories matter. Wishing you a blessed week!

Saleslady371 said...

I would have loved to have seen your daughter's face at that luncheon! Cool the way she went to Bible College with you! I will receive God's blessing today no matter how it comes.

Floyd Samons said...

The Lord does work in mysterious ways! I'm with you on your take on this. God gave food to David and his men from the temple in a way that broke Hebrew law and Jesus used it as His point about God's law being a matter of the heart.

I know you're heart is in the right place!

Sharon said...

I loved this story! And I love how you used it to tell us a great lesson about receiving gifts from God. Yes, sometimes His provision for us doesn't come in expected ways. Sometimes the *wrapping paper* isn't what we're looking for! But it is a wise person who is always on the lookout for His gifts, because He is a lavish Giver!