“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11 NIV
Picture a brand new blue bicycle secretly stored in an attic. Imagine the father suggesting his son ask for a new blue bicycle for his birthday. The gift is already given, waiting to be received…described perfectly by the giver so the receiver is prepared to accept it.
My daughter’s dream car was a secret. She told me only that it was a Honda. So, I began my search for the perfect car for Libby.
One morning, while walking through the parking deck at work, I noticed a co-worker getting out of a pretty, white, sports car. As we walked together to our offices I asked about her car. I had never seen one like it before. She had special-ordered it two years before but unfortunately would have to sell it. Expecting her first child, she needed a family car.
I wondered if Libby would like it. I took the information about the car, then asked Libby to print out information from the internet on her dream car.
Early the next morning, during my devotions, I prayerfully brought out the notes on my co-worker’s car and the sheet Libby had given me. Amazing! They were the same car, even down to the color – white! A like-new car at an affordable price! An answer to prayer for me and a dream come true for my daughter! It was my turn to be a channel of God’s blessings, an instrument to give God’s child a jewel from His hand through me. He put those desires in Libby’s heart so He could fill them perfectly.
Everything belongs to Him. Our heavenly Father prepares us for the blessings He already has in store for us - heaven, relationships, jobs, and yes, even automobiles.
I will continue to make myself available to be a clear, clean channel of blessings for His glory. I hope you will, too!