Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Malachi 3:10, KJV)Over and over again, I've seen this promise proved and fulfilled. Sometimes, the blessing is withheld for a time because there are lessons that I must learn or responsibilities that the Lord would have me fill. But, the promised blessings are always delivered, and they are always abundant.
Back in May, my car died. (See this post and this one.) Having had a bit of experience with this particular problem, I expected the situation to be long term. However, I felt truly calm about things. As I prayed, I thanked my Father in Heaven that my car had lasted through my classes and until my employment ended. Then, I filed the problem away and determined to move forward cheerfully. I couldn't see the end from the beginning, and I was unsure how I'd manage to make it to my student teaching in the fall, but I tried to trust that doors would open (as they have so very many times before) and I'd be able to meet my obligations.
Of course, I daydreamed about what I'd look for in a vehicle when I was able to. I'd decided that I wanted an older model Honda, preferably a civic and a stick shift. It was a bit of a pipe dream, but it made me happy. So, I was a bit surprised when that exact car landed in my lap. A friend had purchased a new vehicle and had just what I was looking for. The price she was asking fit my budget perfectly. My new car has been an unexpected blessing that makes my heart sing each time I see or drive it. And, it has air-conditioning ...
This isn't the only miraculous outpouring of heaven's blessings that I've seen in my life. In very recent times, I've seen miracles that have made it possible for me to meet my rent and provide for my children even though my employment has ended for the time being. As I've lost weight, miracles have opened doors for me to have clothing that fits. And, not least, I've seen miracles in the way God has prepared me to live these moments -- with skills, abilities, and opportunities that provide a good and bounteous life.
I know that my Father in Heaven is aware of me. I know that He will provide in moments when what I can do is not enough. I've seen heaven's windows open -- over and over and over. Miracles exist today. God's hand is not stayed ... There are truly blessings greater than there is room to receive them.