Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Provision

Tonight I heard Bethany skimming her diary for fun 'Wissmann history' facts and my attention was quickly alerted by the following:

"Four years ago today we bought our first bus!"

Our first bus! What a special memory -- and how quickly time has passed! Back in 2002 we were starting to sing on a fairly regular basis but didn't travel out of state often -- little knowing what lay in store for the coming years. And it all started with the Lord's miraculous provision.......

In 2002 we were packing to journey east on our second annual "Old Threshers" trip -- around the same time good friends of ours were upgrading their bus. They offered to let us use it for the weekend, explaining they'd let us purchase it for "X". Well, we were excited to try it out, even though we knew we didn't have close to "X". It would be a fun treat for the week.

We prayed the Lord would make direction clear in regards to the bus offer, and headed on our way. It was a good trip -- but to avoid overloading blogspace with details, I'll suffice to say our prayer was answered. Once we returned home we counted the financial gifts from the weekend, set aside our tithe, and discovered that we had exactly $1.52 over the price of the bus!

You can just imagine the jubilation and awe as we discovered the Lord's provision. We were once again reminded that nothing is to difficult for HIM -- a lesson we continually re-learn in this school of life! He is so good.


"Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders,
And the judgments of His mouth."
2 Chronicles 16:11-12

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah! His ways truly are above ours, and His thoughts so much higher than we could ever imagine!! Don't we serve such an awesome God?!

Thank you for giving a peak into His provision, and leading for you. His word tells us to 'Rejoice with those who rejoice'...and that is what this post encourages us to do!

"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted amoung the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalms 46:10

Hugs and love to all!

Anonymous said...

Has it just been 4 yrs.
A life time of good memories
time shared with good friends

working side by side many hours
with one goal

BrittLeigh said...

Wow! That's amazing. I'm trying to think what it would be like to know the Wissmanns without a bus :).

Andrea said...

Wow! God's provision is completely amazing! Thanks for sharing the blessing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome story! Funny, though, I was just thinking that it would be neat to see some posts and pictures from the very earliest days of your singing ministry, how God opened the door for it, etc!
I heard on the radio this morning a good thought: we should start our prayer times out with praise for all God has done for us in our lifetime... that way as we move into our needs and such, we have fresh on our minds, that God can and does provide for our needs! We serve such an awesome God!!
Thanks again for the great testimony!
Nicole