We have been fervently praying over the past several months for God to provide the remaining amount needed to retire the debt we owed on our Fellowship Hall by December 15 when our balloon payment was due. God heard our cry! After much fervent prayer the Lord provided all that was needed and more! When news was reported at the end of our morning service on December 12, we rose to praise the Lord with an extended round of applause! It was awesome! We serve a great and mighty God who delights to do more than we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
Luke tells us that the shepherds made widely known what they had heard and seen concerning Christ who they had found lying in a manger just as the angels had told them (Luke 2:17). I’ve been seeking to do the same over the past couple of days regarding this tremendous answer to prayer. I’ve been telling almost everyone I meet about this demonstration of God’s goodness and provision. Yesterday I had the privilege and joy of taking a check for the remaining amount to the bank to retire the debt. The banker, who was a believer in Christ, was greatly encouraged by what God had done. At the end of our time together I led us in a prayer of thanksgiving. It was a tremendous opportunity to bring glory to God! Anytime God answers prayer or demonstrates His power and goodness, we ought to tell others just as we are encouraged to do in Psalm 145:3-7 which reads, “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.”