#6 — DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
So far, I have shared some Hurricane Harvey highlights about my two sons, Jared and Josh. We also have a daughter, Courtney. Her and her husband (Jayce), along with their three-year-old daughter (Adalie) and their one-year-old son (Judah)… live right down the street from us. I’m glad they live close by because Courtney is a nurse and Jayce is a fireman/paramedic. He also helps us around the house. Of coarse, Adalie and Judah are the icing on the cake… they keep us young.
A few weeks before the Hurricane hit, Courtney dropped her iPhone in water… again. She was upset and frustrated. I told her to calm down and TRUST God. Before I could blink-an-eye these words jumped out of my mouth, “Courtney, you already did everything you could do to fix your phone. And it still won’t turn on. So, go home and pray for God’s help. You need to TRUST Him. Don’t try to figure out how He will fix your phone. Oh, call me tomorrow morning, ON YOUR PHONE, and tell me the good news.”
What happened? Well, she called me ON HER PHONE! When we TRUST God we can SEE whatever we’re believing for. If we are “trying” to figure out how God will solve our problems, we will only see frustration and stress. TRUSTING is always better than TRYING.
What does that story have to do with Hurricane Harvey? It was a set-up! A good set-up from God. Courtney has what I call a “REALationship” with God. When we have a REALationship with our Heavenly Father, He loves to provide and bless us beyond measure. In fact, He wants to bless all of His children beyond measure… but He wants our TRUST first. Courtney trusted Him with the phone and she saw the result of trusting God. After the Hurricane she (and Jayce) trusted God to find them a place to stay while they were repairing their house, which flooded. God really delivered on this one: a spotless, immaculate, luxurious RV. Plus, they didn’t have flood insurance so they asked God for favor, and once again He delivered and blessed them. FEMA gave them some money, but God went the extra mile by directing some generous people who reassured Courtney they would cover whatever she and Jayce couldn’t.
I found this quote on Courtney’s Facebook that sums up this message……
“When you trust God with every detail of your life He will ALWAYS take care of you! Feeling an over abundance of His favor today! God is good, people!!! HE IS GOOD!”
In Him, Pastor Kevin Kinchen