Bill Bright

God’s Word reminds us that we have not because we ask not (James 4:2).  Jesus said, “If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you” (John 15:7).


A godly widow with six children was facing great stress.  The family had eaten their last loaf of bread at the evening meal.  The next morning, with no food in the house the trusting mother set seven plates on the table.


“Now children,” she said, gathering them around her, “we must ask God to supply our need.”


Just as she finished her prayer, one of the children shouted, “There’s the baker at the door.”


“I was stalled in the snow,” the baker said, after entering the house, “and I just stopped by to get warm.  Do you need any bread this morning?”


“Yes,” said the mother, “but we have no money.”


“Do you mean to say you have not bread for these children?”  he asked.


“Not a bit,” said the mother.


“Well,” said the baker, “you will soon have some.”  Whereupon he returned to his wagon, picked up seven loaves and brought them into the house,  Then he laid one on each plate.  “Mama!” one of the children cried out.  “I prayed for bread and God heard me and sent me bread.”


“And me!” chorused each of the children, feeling that God had answered personally.


God does not require us to have great faith.  We are simply to have faith in a great God.


ACTION POINT:  I will continue to abide in Christ and have His Word abide in my heart, so that when needs arise today – whether large or small; physical, material, or spiritual – I will choose to place my simple faith in God, knowing that He is willing and able to hear and answer prayer.  I will also encourage others to join me in the great adventure of prayer.


“You can get anything – anything you ask for in prayer – if you believe.” Matthew 21:22


By Bill Bright


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