I have an amazing personal testimony to share; one that attests of God’s providence and goodness!
My wife and I had discussed about going for another overseas trip during the June holidays to make up for what we deemed as a not-enough and too-short honeymoon.
However, with us in the midst of fulfilling our “Arise & Build” church-building fund, we deliberated and mutually decided to postpone that second trip.
The wedding gift
Not too long after that, I was having an overseas tele-conversation with a good friend of mine. And that was when he told me that he had prepared a surprise wedding gift for me.
Can you guess what it was?
Yup! It was a wedding gift that comprised of fully paid two-way air tickets including accommodation at the destination that my wife and I had initially planned to go!
So this June, my wife and I will be going on a sponsored second honeymoon trip. Amazing.
Coincidence? I doubt so.
It is more believable to attribute this perfectly-timed and detailed-fit gift to God than it is to luck or chance.
What this tells me is that my God is good and He loves me (us) so!
Last week, I was greeted with a pleasant surprise from my mum when she told me of her intentions of blessing me with a certain amount for my marriage plans.
The Arise & Build
Prior to this news from my mum, I had actually pledged to God an amount for the Arise & Build project by City Harvest Church (CHC) in last November.
I recalled I was contemplating on the prompted amount (by the Holy Spirit) to give. Apart from this being the largest one-time giving I would ever be giving, I was also weighing the practical aspect of my marriage plans.
But in the end, I decided that God’s kingdom had to come first, not mine. Thus, I gave in faith to His vision.
The divine surprise
Moving back to last week. I found out that my mum was going to give 50 per cent more than what she had originally intended. And the surprise was that the increased quantum was exactly the amount I had pledged!
How coincidental can that be?!
In fact, this is not the first time I have experienced God’s blessings through my giving in faith. But I will save the others for future sharing opportunities.
Finally, I would like to say that this experience has shown me another aspect of who God is; that He is not a debtor to man.
With this deeper understanding that His nature is that of a giver and not a taker has increased my level of trust in Him.