When we applied for Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, we were far from having all the finances we needed. But God told us that He would take care of us all the way, and that we’d have more than we needed!
The full school tuition for both of us was about $7,000. We arrived in Redding, California one week before school started without seeing a financial breakthrough. We kept on reminding each other about what God had said and praised Him for His faithfulness. Up until the night before the first day of school, we still didn’t have the tuition money. But the next morning, we logged into our accounts and couldn’t believe what we saw – our balance showed $12,000!
In this season, we were very intentional in giving thanks to the Lord. If we heard lies in our heads (“You are poor,” or “God has forgotten about you,”), we chose to exclaim that we are wealthy because our Father is wealthy and that we are at the center of God’s attention.
As our mission trip approached, we needed $5,000, and we had $5 in our account. But we agreed that if we got only one dollar, the rest was coming. The next morning, we found that someone had deposited $30 in our account. Our breakthrough was coming!
That day as I biked to my small group, I said to God, “This is a great day for a miracle!” I got to the house, parked my bike on the grass, and noticed something out the corner of my eye. It was a stack of $100 bills.
I stood there for a few minutes to see if anyone would come running back for the money. No one showed up, so I went into my friend’s house and asked if they knew anything about the money. No one did. It was $5,200, just what my wife and I had prayed for.
Normally we wouldn’t even think of keeping the money, but during this season, we had experienced wave after wave of God’s provision. We wanted to honor Him if this was His answer to our prayers. We chose not to use the money (except for buying some much-needed food) until we had taken time and prayed about it, and both of us felt so much peace about the situation. We were able to receive the money with pure hearts as a miracle from Papa. It really is a beautiful example of God’s famous timing and creative provision for our exact need.