A Quick little Daily Thought

A farmer who lived near London during World War II wrote to the Scripture Gift Mission requesting prayer that no bombs would fall on his small farm. He enclosed a five-shilling offering. He explained that his harvest had been awful, and he didn’t have enough money to bring in water for the parched crops. He could not afford another setback without losing his farm. The secretary of the mission wrote back and said he could not ask that his farm be spared but instead would pray that God’s will would be done.

Soon afterward the largest bomb in the German arsenal hit the man’s farm. The impact was so big that it unearthed a spring. The spring not only amply watered his farm, but also enabled him to share water with his neighbors. And the next year, he enjoyed an abundant harvest. He sent a fifty-pound check to the mission as a thanksgiving offering.

Thank God for unexpected blessings.

Lord, thank You for Your power to work for my good even in the worst of events. I trust You fully to take care of me. Amen.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18

{Thank you, dear Janet, for sending this my way!!!}

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  1. Nellie's Cozy place says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    This is my first visit to your blog and I came over from Debbie's at the way we are blog. I loved your post today, it was so encouraging and perfect for us right now too!!
    My hubby was just laid off last wed.
    and we are doing well and knowing the Lord is gonna take care of us,
    cause this is our 5th lay off in our
    almost 40 yr. marriage, the last time was 6 yrs. ago for 10 months,
    and the Lord has always taken care of us, but it is always great to read something else that is so encouraging that just reenforces what you already know. So thanks for your neat lil story hon,
    Blessings, Nllie

  2. Wow! What an awesome reminder! I love this story. A blessing in disguise, indeed.

  3. I love this inspirational story, Jennifer! I needed to hear it today!

    Much love,


  4. Shell in your Pocket says:

    Great reminder.
    sandy toe

  5. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we could ask or think! What a great reminder that God has so much more for us than we could ever ask for.

  6. Jennifer, what a wonderful jewel to share with us!

    We think we know what we should pray for but sometimes the thing we don't want is what's needed and turns out to be …a blessing!

    Love you,