“And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 (AMP), emphasis mine
Recently, my friend, Honey, and I were chatting. Honey and I have become best buddies over the last few months. She and her husband are the owners of Honeycomb Design Studio, the people responsible for designing this lovely website. Through all of my website woes and mess-ups, Honey and I have bonded. One day, as we were discussing my latest website predicament, she mentioned that she was making tomato soup for dinner. In my house, dinner is not complete unless there is cheese on the table.
“You should make grilled cheese sandwiches to go alongside it,” I replied.
“We love grilled cheese with tomato soup, but we are out of cheese,” my friend stated.
“Bummer…..life without cheese? I will pray for you…that God will send you some cheese.”
End of conversation
The following day, I received an email from Honey. The title of the email was ‘I have crazy news.’ I opened the email to find this……..
“You know how you said you would pray for cheese? My dad came over tonight with a trunk full of cheese…….eight giant blocks of cheddar and a giant box of goat cheese…over 50 pounds of cheese in all!!! It took four trips to the car to carry it all inside the house!”
Literally, I started laughing! I can see God listening to my friend and I chat about cheese. I can hear my Father saying, “Oh, this will be fun,” with a smile on his face. “They want cheese. I will give them cheese.”
It wasn’t about cheese. Honey had food. She was not in lack.
Yet, she possessed a small desire….a wish…..a thought of a grilled cheese sandwich with her soup.
He cares about everything, every need-big and small…..from cancer to cheese.
This lovely woman needed to see that her Daddy in heaven was near her…..listening…… longing to love her in the simplest way. Cheese was her hug from heaven.
“Lord, I pray for every person reading this……..that they will receive your hugs from heaven……….that they will know that you are near them………that you long to provide for them……that you care about the traumatic life-altering prayers and the small inner-wishes that the world calls ‘not important.’ I pray that they will breathe in the reality of your love for them…that they will feel your presence every moment, everyday. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”