Richard Chandler - 04/26/2010
I just wanted to share a testimony of the Lord's faithfulness to provide. My family has been in an economic crunch. I have had a lot of debt and needed money. I just got paid about a week ago. My friends and I agreed one night in prayer, about two weeks ago, that the LORD would bring us to a place to trust in nothing but the WORD. I was thinking about what to do. I want to live in the rest, and be close to the LORD, and know HIS heart.
I was down to $120 and I owed about $5000. I took a step of faith and gave most of what I had as an offering to poor children. I then told the LORD, "I'm in the wilderness and I need money". I didn't even have bus money for the next week. I went to work and my boss came up to me and told me that he felt led to come tell me about how the Lord told him to give me a large sum of money. I knew it was a confirmation. He said he could feel the presence of GOD as he told the testimony.
When I woke up the next morning, my friend Jean came to me and told me he had a dream that I put a little money in his hand and it multiplied into $3000 or $4000. Then he gave it back to me. I knew the LORD was speaking to me.
Today, my friend gave me $4000 after the Lord confirmed to him by the lot. He put $4000 in my hand and said the LORD told him I wasn't to give him any. It really encouraged me. I realized, as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, to trust in the LORD and not bow to the golden image. Because they refused to eat the forbidden food, they experienced the promise of deliverance. They stood on the Word and did not waver, for they had no other place in which to place their trust.
I now realize that if I will obey the LORD, step out in faith and place my trust in HIS Word, He will never fail. Though I did have my doubts at times, I wanted the Lord to provide, as I know He is pleased to do so. So I decided to give to the LORD. There are a few more things for which I need faith and I know I can trust HIM both to will and to work, for His good pleasure. He can't lie and He won't fail. I want nothing between the LORD and me and, like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, to just love and trust the LORD and know He will protect, preserve and provide for us continually. I repented for doubting HIS Word.