There is a scripture that says 'Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and everything else will be added', Matthew ch. 6 v.33 and it has proven true throughout my walk with the Lord. There are many times in my life where my husband and myself have come through situations that without the Lord's intervention we might have been in a sorry place.
We set out for Australia in our early marital years on just a £10 assisted passage, with very little money for our future. What we enjoyed thoroughly was the four plus weeks on a liner, visiting many countries that were spectacular and staying with my brother in Australia until we found work. We met a New Zealand couple on the ship that we stayed in touch with, and after spending some time in Australia we decided to go to New Zealand, thinking about living there instead. Shortly after arriving we travelled to Rotorua, where my husband was offered a job and we were also offered a house to rent which was owned by the man who offered the job. My husband decided not to take the job as there was a very strong smell of sulphur there in the sulphur springs and it is a volcanic area.
My husband phoned the man he had worked for in Australia to ask if his job was still there, he said that it was and that he would welcome him back. We returned to Australia and rented a flat in the area where we had previously lived. It was a ground floor flat, and one morning there was a light 'tap, tap' on the front door. When I opened the door I could not believe my eyes. I gazed down upon a heavily pregnant tortoiseshell coated cat. Could this little creature actually have tapped on our door with her claws? She walked slowly through the open door. 'Quick, find something for her to lay on' I called to my husband, 'I think she is about to have kittens.' My husband searched around and quickly found a cardboard box in which he placed an old cardigan of mine. She had several kittens, all of which had a cleft pallet and did not live long at all. I noticed the mother cat had the most horrific infection and we decided that the only thing we could do was to take her to the vets.
There was another time when we had gone from the UK to Canada to live. We came out of the airport and walked down to the nearest bus stop in order to travel down into the town. A young man pulled up at the bus stop and asked us if we would like a lift into town. We thanked him and got into the car, his little son was in there too. During the ten minute drive my husband spoke to him about how he would be looking for a job, and the young man said that he worked as a salesman in a garage and that he had to call in to see his boss for a moment. He drove to his workplace and his boss came out to talk to my husband saying that there was a job for a mechanic going there, and also that in a fortnight a duplex house near where he lived was going up for rent. The young salesman then said that his wife was away working as a model for a fortnight and that he and his son were going that day to be with her. He said that we could stay in his apartment for the fortnight and took us down to see it and gave us the keys.
We could not believe what was happening, and thanked him very much. To cut a long story very short the next day we thought about whether we wanted to stay in Canada, as we had been wondering whether we would prefer to go back to Australia, even though everything seemed to be working together for us to stay there. We discussed it, and decided that we would rather go back to Australia, so we wrote a letter to the young man thanking him very much, gave it to his boss along with the keys, and thanked him very much too. Then we flew to Toronto, where the world Trade Fair was on, spent a day and night there and returned home,, turning up at my mother's door and asked her if she could put us up for a short time until we got work, which she did :-) We later returned to Australia.
doing all the travels that we have done
without the goodness of God being
our strength and supplier.
I truly say:-