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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Posted Sep 29 2008 11:55pm
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"I have not kept this good news hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness." Psalm 40:10 (NLT)

Throughout my life I can see God's beautiful handiwork, unfailing love and faithfulness towards my family and myself.

I remember years ago when my husband and I were both teaching at a Christian School and also Jr. High Youth Leaders. We struggled a greatly financially. There were days we didn't know what we were going to have for dinner because there was nothing in the house to cook! As difficult those years were, I would not trade them for all the money in the world. Those few years taught me firsthand what it really means to walk by faith, and be totally dependent upon the Lord. I can remember time and again we would see how God would answer our prayers through His people; even when we did not share our prayer requests with a single soul. There were times when we were at church shaking hands and greeting people when Jim would look in his hand and there would be a $20 bill! No one but the Lord knew that we had no money to buy groceries!

There was another incident when I had only one pair of shoes to my name. I was teaching kindergarten and during lunch one of my students spilled her milk, not only did it go all over the table but it also went into my shoes! I took off my shoes and put them out on the roof of my car to dry. After lunch I returned to retrieve my shoes and found that they had soured. What was I to do? I had no other shoes to wear that day, nor did I have another pair at home. I asked the students to pray with me as I asked God for another pair of shoes. About an hour later the principal of the school came into my room with a couple pair of shoes in her hand. Now, let me explain something, the kindergarten room was in a totally separate building from the rest of the school and we ate our lunch in our own room. When the principal came into my room I was standing behind my desk. She came over to me as said, “I was cleaning out my closet last night and I wonder if these shoes might fit you?” I stepped out from behind my desk with tears streaming down my face. She looked down at my feet and asked where my shoes were. I told her my story, she smiled and gave me a great big hug and said, “Well, try them on.” Guess what? They fit perfectly! My students’ faces were all surprised and they started to cheer.

That day my students and I witness first hand God’s faithfulness. He promises to provide all our needs and answer our prayers. God is truly faithful.

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