Kathie Walters shares a word regarding provision from the Lord that can come in unusual ways. She shares about a conversation she had with the Lord regarding providing for a missions trip and what He said to her.
One time, my family and I were getting ready to go on a mission trip (and of course mission trips cost money). The cost was too much to take out of our general ministry account, especially since my daughters were also going on mission trips. So I talked to God about it.
“Listen, Lord,” I said. “If You want me to keep going on these mission trips, You will have to give me some more money.” You may think that is a bit direct, but I don’t believe in religious forms of speech – God isn’t impressed anyway. Better to just say what you mean.
“I will give you a cow,” He answered. I was bit puzzled to say the least, and I replied, “Well, our neighbors don’t even like our dog, let alone a cow. And besides, I think there is probably something in the community by-laws about farm animals.”