I remember hearing Dave Harvey tell us about the miracle Honda Pilot they received. It was one of those moments when I had to readjust my heart as I heard it. We were super grateful for the car we had because it had taught us about the power of prayer. When we drove it to LA, we watched the temperature gauge soar time and time again, it got us a free stay in a hotel because it had broken down in the middle of nowhere, it also drove us across the border to Mexico and back. Let’s just say it was not thriving, it struggled with life and was increasingly unpredictable. We were students, we had spent all of our time to be at BSSM, and the prospect of a more reliable car was slim.
God had provided for us in so many other ways and I was buying into an idea that to ask God for more than what He had already provided was too extravagant! So, when I heard God was giving away cars, it took me a moment to be thankful for the testimonies I was hearing. I longed for a car for my family, but I couldn’t even bring myself to ask God for one. “Be grateful for what you have” was the cultural response I kept hearing in my head.I am so glad that sometimes the prayers that are not said out loud, but are deep within our hearts, are also heard loud and clear by God.
A little later into the year, a friend who was in first year BSSM came to us with a proposal. She had planned to stay for two years of BSSM and had all of her finances sorted out to do so. She felt God was inviting her on a journey to give some of her money away and to trust him. “I’d like to buy you a car!” she proposed. My heart was humbled. He had seen our need and though my prayer was a heart one, and not spoken out loud, He provided.
In response to this testimony of God’s provision, the way I pray has changed. He always has bigger and better things planned than I could ever imagine.
I am so thankful!