A Miraculous Provision
I had a mutual friend ask a Chinese lady from Taiwan, "Would you like to learn English by studying the Bible?" She responded that she would, and so we made plans to meet on Thursdays.
The first Thursday we were to meet, I was still wondering what study book to use with this Chinese friend. That morning I attended our city-wide prayer meeting, and in our prayer time we divided into small groups of three.
I sat amazed when the lady beside me said she was a former missionary to Taiwan who had been responsible for the printing of not only Bible study books with Chinese on one side and English on the other, but the Bible as well. Yes, of course, they were available for Carol and me to use!
I later shared this incident with Carol. "See how much God loves you!" I told her. This miraculous provision of the books was probably one of the things the Lord used to draw Carol to Himself.
God wants us to go forward believing He will not only see the need before we do, but will also have provided the answer.
God's provisions are much like those of a mother who thinks ahead about what her child will need on a trip. She packs little surprises, toys, games, and foods that she knows he would enjoy. God promises to provide for us "superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think-infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams" (Ephesians 3:20 Amp.).
Thank You, Jesus, that You will provide in the future as You have in the past. Some day in heaven I'll be amazed to see how carefully You planned ahead for every detail of my life.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8).