God’s Kingdom Economy
By Denise Schmeer
Just last week one of my friends mentioned how she was trying to figure out a new budget as her family had gone from two incomes down to one. And she wisely said, “I know God has our backs, and besides, God’s Economy doesn’t work like that.”
Ahhh, so true! God’s Economy does not work like anything we can possibly image. Let me explain . . .
I’m not really sure where this story starts . . . perhaps it starts with a gentleman who we have been praying for – for about four years. Or maybe it began18 months ago, when the clock on my stove started making funny sounds. Or perhaps it was this past July when our son moved into a new apartment and needed a stackable washer/dryer. But, it could also have started just a month ago, when our friend Shari really, really needed another refrigerator for her business. No – maybe it began with our friends who bought a piece of property to build on. I can’t remember when that happened exactly.
But, apparently God was getting ready to swirl all these things together for good! God’s Economy was getting ready to show how incredibly amazing, unimaginably wonderful only He can provide for His children.
The four years of prayer for our gentleman friend was for a long overdue financial blessing and in early July, we began to see the fruits of our heartfelt prayers. He was finally able to purchase a much awaited, much longed-for home of his own. And although all the appliances, carpeting, etc. were in good working order and relatively new in this home, he wanted to “upgrade.”
So the question came to us – did we know anyone who might need a stackable washer/dryer. YES! Our son . . . that would be perfect. Well then . . . how about a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, under the counter microwave or carpets? WHAT???
This couldn’t be! How amazing!! Is God really going to take care of each and every need all at once? Watching God’s Economy at work left us stunned and in awe.
But, there it was . . . a stackable washer/dryer for our son, a stove and carpets for us, a refrigerator for Shari and . . . here is the best part. Those friends who bought the property to build on – the one appliance they had not been able to secure was – yes, you guessed it – a dishwasher. And I guess God decided to throw in a microwave for good measure.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (Ephesians 3:20)
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)