On July 13th we were just 2 days away from receiving the next of my now lower than average pay checks. We had just really started living on what I now call, “real faith” and it was scenarios like this that required God to come through.
I was in town mid-day for a coffee appointment and when I left I knew I did not have the money to put gas in my truck. I had $7 in my pocket but I had a morning appointment the next day over 40 miles away and $7 would not cover the round trip. Plus, that night I had a house church meeting to go to. I prayed and asked God to cover my gas and continued on. As I pulled into Chik-fil-a to use a free chicken sandwhich coupon and work for the afternoon on their Wifi my gas light came on.
From Chik-fil-a at 5:00 I headed to my house church. After our dinner together and some fellowship we decided to head out to the local mall to try out some evangelism ideas. I was asked to drive to which I responded, “I can drive but I will need to stop and get gas at the corner.” They agreed we could stop and I, not sure how this would work out but trusting in God for provision, started driving. I did not say anything to anyone about my situation. I had purposed in my heart to not change how I served people as I served the Lord and he would take are of it. As I pulled up to the pump one of the guys from the church randomly popped his head up from his phone and said, “Hey! Can I put gas in your truck?” In shock I responded with, “What??!!?” He said, “Yeah, I don’t know. I just have a desire to bless you all the sudden. Is that OK?” I responded, “I’ll sit right here and leave it running. Put in as much as you like.” 3/4 of a tank later we were on our way. I made it to my morning appointment and on through the rest of the week until pay day. God is good!