Verse of the Day – Isaiah 12:2

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid, for the LORD GOD is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation."

Isaiah 12:2 (NRSV)

Prodigal Thoughts: So, the last couple of weeks have been an absolute whirlwind for my family. Since April, we have been waiting on a modular home built to put on some land in Alabama. Two weeks ago I received a call saying that there was an overall increase of 14% of the price we originally agreed to. Wowzers! We couldn’t justify our budget for the increase, so we backed out of the deal. (It’s okay. The builders hadn’t started building the house yet.) So, I sent a message to several folks asking that they would join my family and I in prayer and that God would give us wisdom on the next steps. The very next day, I got a text from a close brother in Christ about a possibility of a home. After praying about the situation for a couple of days, we accepted that offer. I don’t want to go into too much detail, but let me assure you, God pulled out all of the stops on this one. Why do I share?

Reason 1: I’m SUPER STOKED about what this means for me and my family.

Reason 2: God was already aware of our situation and began speaking to others weeks ago.

I don’t want any of this to take away from the fact that God has been, is, and will always be amazing and worthy to be praised. No matter the circumstance. When it hit me that the new house was not going to happen, I was pretty disappointed, but I was not discouraged. I knew that God had something better in the works. Little did I know just how amazingly He would bless us. Not only a home to live in, but a church home with Christ-centered folks to serve, and a ministry where He can continue to lead me and my family in His grace toward Christlikeness.

Prayer for today: Today, I pray that no matter our situation, we would put all of our trust in our heavenly Father. That we would choose to look beyond the circumstance and look for God’s blessing and how He will work throughout the situation. I pray that God would overwhelm us with His presence and grace and open our eyes to see the wonders of His glory.

Need prayer? You can reply here or you can send me a facebook message through the Prodigal Thinker page. If this encourages you, feel free to share it. Feel free to reply with feedback as well. I’m always open to discussion.

God’s grace on you…

Prodigal Mike~

Photo Credit: Radomir Tarasov

Author: Michael C

Follower of Jesus Christ. Husband of one woman. Father of four. Worshipper. God has been continually molding me into a worship leader over the last 21 years. I am on a musical journey with my family to become more like Christ. Join in!

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