Friday, June 30, 2006

The truck that God built


So here is a story of how when we listen to and follow the will of God, even when it might not fit our own plans, that he blesses us.

Paul wanted to get his own welding truck, to start his own business and go mobile. We looked into it and how much it was going to cost to get a truck, the tools and a welder on it, and it was going to be at least $15,000. (ands thats with an older truck and used welder on it). I (Chantelle) really wasnt thrilled to be going into debt for anything even though I knew it would make him more money and pay for itself in a few years. You see, we really believe we are called to go overseas to work in the next year and want to stay out of debt. So we prayed about it lots. Paul really wanted the truck, but more than anything we wanted to stay in God's will and trust him. We both clearly felt that God did not want us to go buy a truck. SO although a little sad, we made the choice to listen to that.

So a few months later (Maybe like a year after the original idea and a few months after we had been praying over it again) Paul's boss at the small shop he works for called him in. He is a christian as well. He said (in a nutshell) that he has appreciated Paul and in June wants to give him a truck and a welder. For free. Paul has been working for him on and off for years and always helped him out and been loyal and given up overtime and just worked straight hours sometimes, etc. And now he believed that he was supposed to give us this truck!

So June 15th, they transfered title for $1 and Paul got a truck, welder and a whole bunch of tools for it. He now switched over and runs his own company.

God is so good. He knows our desires and has better ways to bless us than we even imagine. And when we honor him by listening and following Him, He has such good things in store for us, be it the desire of our hearts, or simply a closer walk with Him. Its always worth it.

So I hope that today that is an encouragement to your heart. Our God is good and knows us and blesses us. He even cares about welding trucks :)

1 comment :

Carrien said...

Cool! That's fantastic. I remember you talking about wanting the truck and not knowing how it was possible. I'm really excited for you guys.