PIGGY BANK SEED BECOMES TRUCK

Now 16 and a senior in high school, Q was learning to drive but had no vehicle. Although in no immediate hurry to find one, all of his friends’ parents had either provided for them a vehicle or had helped them to acquire one. Q was from a single-parent household where he and his mother both worked in order to live in a good neighborhood with excellent schools. He worked after school; and he attended his track practices and track team meets. Without a vehicle, he often walked the 1 mile from school to get home once his classes concluded for the day; and then he biked 1 more mile to work. After work, he would race on his bike and/or running the 2 miles back to school for track practices, having to creatively change from work clothes into track clothes while in route. His mother worked long hours and despite her haste, she often arrived at track meets just in time to see Q run anchor in the 4 x 400-meter race, often the last race in meet. But, no amount of racing back and forth, running and / or biking, would work for Q’s schedule once high school was over and college began.

Although local, Q would need to commute 10 miles from home in order to reach the main campus where he would attend college. From there, he would still need to travel to and from work at a new location several miles away from his house. So before high school concluded, Q determined to get a car. He talked to his mother and her advice to him was founded on the Biblical account of Jesus’ feeding the 5,000 men and their families as recorded in John 6:1-14.

Jesus was out on a mountainside teaching His disciples when He saw a large crowd of people coming towards them. The people immediately recognized Him and started to gather around to see Jesus perform miracles. So, Jesus turned to one of His disciples named Philip, and asked him how they would feed the large crowd of people. This was no doubt a pop quiz to see if Philip had been listening to Jesus’ teachings about the workings of the Kingdom of God. But Philip’s answer only spoke of the obvious, natural impossibility when he replied 8 months wages would not be enough to buy bread to feed this crowd.

But then, another disciple named Andrew reported that a young boy was present with his lunch or snack comprised of 5 barley loaves (wafers) and 2 small fishes (perhaps like large sardines). Andrew’s answer seemed to be headed in the right direction, until he commented “but what is that among so many?” Again, he stated the obvious, natural impossibility only. But to Jesus’ way of thinking, the barley wafers and fishes were just what He needed to activate a supernatural principle and demonstrate the power of the Kingdom of God.

So Jesus took the wafers and fishes and blessed them, causing them to multiply so much so that when distributed in faith to the 5,000+ multitude, all ate, all were filled and 12 baskets of wafers and fishes remained for the young boy to take home with him.

From this account, Q quickly dismissed the obvious and natural fact about his car situation. He couldn’t work long or hard enough to get the funds needed to purchase a vehicle; and he needed to activate the Kingdom of God principle of sowing and reaping. So, he went to His piggy bank savings accounts and withdrew $75. He took it to church as an offering and asked the pastor to bless it just as Jesus had blessed the barley wafers and fishes. Q thanked God and expected his $75 seed to multiply and become the vehicle he needed. But, after a couple of months, he still had no car. Convinced that what happened in the Bible should happen for him, Q went back to his piggy bank savings account and withdrew the remaining $175 and put it to the offering at church. Again, he asked the pastor to bless it just as Jesus had blessed the barley wafers and fishes so it could multiply to meet his need for a vehicle. Q graduated from high school and left to visit relatives for the summer.

Shortly after he left and about a month after he had sown the $175, his mother received a call from a ministry friend who knew nothing of the seed Q had sown. That ministry friend said they were liquidating some assets and asked if it would be alright to GIVE to Q a Toyota truck. His mom said yes, but informed the friend that Q was away. She suggested that they would need to work it out man-to-man once he returned home, which they later did. Q had activated the Kingdom of God principle of sowing and reaping, and his Piggy Bank Seed had been multiplied to meet his need for a vehicle. Affirmation: I am a Lightbearer, making the Kingdom of God ways of thinking, being and doing the priority for my life. The principles of Kingdom living are not limited to the obvious, natural facts or resources. Instead they contain the power and ability of God. Once I activate sowing and reaping, I have the means for all my needs to be met and all of my desires to be added unto me.

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