My wife said, “Let’s pray about it.” I thought she was crazy.
We sat at the breakfast table disagreeing about finances. We had decided that we really wanted to move our son from a public “open classroom” middle school where he was struggling, to a private Christian school with a great reputation. We just didn’t know how we could afford it. My wife was ready to step out in faith while I was more logical…looking at our budget.
My wife said, “Let’s pray about it.” Before I could reply she started praying: “Lord, we can’t afford this, but we know that it is really important for our son’s future. Just to show us that you will help us, will you give us the $150 registration fee today? Thank you”.
I looked at her like she was crazy. “Do you think that God will just hand us $150 today?’
“I do”, she replied. I just shook my head.
That evening, as we were preparing dinner, there was a knock on the door. Three men were standing there. “We’re from a nursery in Boca Raton and we’re trying to fill a large order for Royal Palm trees…would you be willing to sell that tree in your yard?”
“Sell it?" I replied. "I was planning on paying someone to take it out.”
He then said, “We could give you $150 for the tree.”
“How much?” I said.
“Well, we could go as high as $175”
“No! No! $150 is the correct amount!”
My wife had been looking over my shoulder the whole time. She pointed her finger at them and said, “God sent you here!”
He looked confused and replied matter-of-factly, “No ma’am, we’re from a nursery in Boca Raton.”
I thought back: my wife had prayed specifically for $150…there was a knock on the door…there was a man holding out $150 in cash! That was no coincidence – that was God!
God not only showed us that day that He answers prayer as He took care of the registration fee, but He also later found a way to provide for ALL of the tuition until my son graduated from that Christian high school. But that’s another story.
I believe that God hears us, and He is always ready to provide. All we need is unwavering faith.