The Way God Provides

January 12, 2018 0 Comments

Ever since I retired from 44 years of Pastoral ministry, God has provided for our needs. How true is the promise of Phil. 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus". Nancy and I have seen God do this over and over again.
First, God laid it on the heart of our son to invest in a retirement home for us here in Harrisonburg so we would have a place to live, close to family. Raising six children and putting them through college on a Pastor's salary did not allow me to put away as much for retirement as I should have. Without the graciousness of our son, retirement would not even have been possible.
As many of you know, my wife Nancy has FSH muscular dystrophy, and it is taking its toll on her body. She now is dependent on a wheelchair, not just when we go out places, but inside our home. Her declining strength has forced her to accept the reality that she needs a power chair just to have mobility in our home.
We were able to get a used car that is large enough (2012 Chrysler "Town and Country" van) to accomodate my hand-crafted furniture building (and delivering) business. Our car is just right for this little home business, which provides just the right amount of revenue to supplement our retirement.
Recently God wonderfully provided Nancy with some "new wheels" (power chair) to help her deal with her medical needs. We are amazed at the way God takes care of us, sometimes by the graciousness of our adult children, and other times by the generosity of complete strangers. We have discovered that every once in a while, God "does exceeding aboundantly above what we ask or think" (Eph. 3:20). God doesn't just meet our needs, He exceeds above our basic needs.
Nancy has chosen as her life verse II Cor. 12:9, which says: "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in your weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rejoice in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me". This is her testimony.
Today we are rejoicing in the Lord's marvelous provisions. Our "cup runneth over".

Richard Seefried
Harrisonburg, VA
Richard Seefried has a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry, and is licensed & certified by the NCCA as a clinical pastoral counselor.