Have you ever had a craving for something and it just wouldn’t go away? This weekend I was craving some fried catfish. I was unable to get the fish on Friday night because I didn’t get home from work until close to midnight and of course that was too late to eat. The next day my craving was even more intense, so I decided to get some fish when I left the Saturday night church service. I hate to admit this, and I know it’s going to sound greedy, but I thought about that catfish a few times while I was at church. Well, I guess that’s not so bad since Jesus did feed thousands of people with two fish and five loaves of bread! After service I called in my order and was told that the credit card machine was broken. This is where the dilemma began. I did not have cash, the credit card machine was down, my stomach was growling, my craving was more intense, the restaurant was a few miles up on the same street as my church, my bank was no where near me, and I felt it would be way too greedy to pay a $2 fee just to get cash from any cash machine so I could feed my face!
As I drove I was trying to figure out who I could call to borrow $10 from until the next day. I couldn’t think of anyone in the area that I would or could call. All of a sudden my daddy popped into my head, and it just so happens that he lives a few blocks away from the restaurant. I immediately started calling him, because as you know fulfilling a strong craving warrants a 911 call. I called his house phone and I didn’t get an answer, so I called the cell phone. I was getting more desperate the closer I got to my fish, so I called the cell phone again. Praise the Lord, because my daddy answered the second time around. I said “Daddy, I need a favor. I ordered some fish but I don’t have cash and their credit card machine is down. Do you have $10 I can come get.” Notice I didn’t say borrow, because my daddy would never let me borrow money. He said, “Come get it.” I knocked on the door and he opened his door and gave me a 20 dollar bill and then went back into his house. I got back in my car smiling because not only would I be able to get my fish, but I had an extra $10 in my pocket!
Family, we all have cravings in our lifetime, things in our hearts that we want and need. If my earthly daddy could bless me abundantly in the situation above, imagine what our Heavenly Father can do. I’m here to say “ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) God is our daddy and we’re his children; He wants to bless us, so ask and receive! You never know, you might even get a double blessing!!!!
Keisha “Kitten” Isaacs
GOT GOD? If you do not know God on a personal level this prayer can start your walk with him today…….
God, I am a sinner and I know I do not deserve your grace or mercy. Still, I trust you and I believe that you sent your son to earth and that he died and rose again for my sins. I thank you Lord for the personal gift of salvation. Amen.