I believe in prayer. I know God is faithful. I pray about practically everything. From needing a parking place to needing food on the table. One thing I’ve been praying about for weeks is a swimming pool. My 11-year-old daughter is autistic and she doesn’t have any summer school this year. She is prone to sit and eat and play on her iPad and the idea of this happening all summer is more than I can take. The water is her happy place and so the idea of her having a pool to play in and get some exercise and put her iPad down is MY happy place.
This weekend my husband and I were talking about a pool and since he is traveling to Israel later this summer I told him I couldn’t figure out how to get a pool. Any extra we have is going to this Israel trip. And some people have been kind to donate some money for this trip as well, so even if money showed up in our possession I could never justify spending it on a pool with this trip ahead of us. All our eggs have to go in the Israel basket. I made this declaration, “There is NO WAY to get a pool for Cadence and the kids UNLESS someone just shows up at our house with a pool and says this is for the Post kids.”
We had already been to Wal-mart and looked at the 15 ft, metal frame, 4 ft deep pools. I put it on my prayer list for weeks. And then Saturday I changed my prayer and stopped asking for money for a pool and started asking for someone to show up at my house with a pool! I’m crazy right? Just you wait and see what happens.
Sunday one of my kids asks for money for something, my husband said he needed a check for the next day, I was exasperated with all the “need” and said, “You people are killing me……….you think I’m made of money?” On Monday morning I was just a little down about it. I know Jesus said to pray for your daily bread, meaning our needs are daily and God meets them on a daily basis so we have to be persistent in prayer. But to be honest, it does make me a little weary sometimes. So Monday morning I said to the Lord, “I know you are always faithful to us, but please let me be faithful to you by trusting and believing that you’ll take care of all the things we need, great or small, including this trip to Israel”.
Monday afternoon someone showed up at my house with a 15 ft, metal frame, 4 ft deep swimming pool. They said a light bulb went off in their head and they thought of the Post kids and thought we might need a pool. Yay God!
Moral of the story: Believe God. And if He can give me a swimming pool because I asked and believed, then He can give you the money for your light bill. The college tuition. The grocery money you don’t have. He can provide for the plane ticket to Israel. If He cares enough for a little girl to put down her iPad and have a place to play then He cares about your marriage. He sees your wayward son. He can keep your business from going under.
Don’t doubt His goodness. Don’t doubt He sees. In His time He wants to bless you as you walk in His way. Take the following verses to heart:
31“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Swim in his blessings today!