Sandy Warner ~ ~ swauthor777@usa.net ~ ~ www.thequickenedword.com


THE WEDDING SURPRISE

3/23/99

This week at church I noticed we had an unusual amount of visitors. Behind the scenes, while we were preparing for a potluck, they suddenly announced a surprise wedding and held it on the spot. After the vows, the bridal party announced a wedding reception in the back where we were loading the tables with food.

The bride came back astonished not knowing we were having the potluck, and I kind of chuckled at the Lordís gift to her of this sudden addition to her wedding! As I was bringing the pots to the table, I noticed the line of wedding guests forming the potluck line. It dawned upon me as I looked at the line and I looked at the food ó there wasnít going to be enough food! With no more food on the kitchen counters, I prayed, "Oh Lord, I have been praying and believing that You will multiply our resources in the future to feed all who come to our doors! Please multiply this food, and may it be a sign of Your future promise!" I am not one to pray for signs, but it just popped into my mind, and so I prayed it.

As the people went through the line, I was nervously watching the food disappear. After all were sitting I looked at the potluck table. It looked like a tornado had gone through. Besides the fact there was no food left, it looked like a gross sloppy mess. As I dejectedly looked at the disaster, thinking about my prayer for a sign, I walked into the kitchen. The "empty" counter was now bulging with three huge 33 gallon garbage sacks ó full of bread, loaves and rolls. At that exact moment I heard the Lordís still small voice whisper, "Trust Me!"

Evidently someone had noticed that there was not very much food left and had the sacks from the day old bakery in his truck. He brought them in and left them on the counter. The bread never was served on the potluck table and I was trying to piece together the story of what the Lord was saying. I suddenly realized, "This is what is LEFT!" "So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained." (Matthew 14:20)

Then as I glanced at the brideís table the Holy Spirit reminded me of my "silly" prayer I had prayed while getting dressed for church. It seems like we are always short on desserts at our church potlucks, so I asked the Lord that there would be enough desserts this time! Sure enough when we put out the desserts, there were only 2 small desserts at the potluck. This was going through my mind as I looked at the brideís table. About 1/3 of the bridal cake was LEFT.

If you are concerned about your future and also supplies, remember the Lord is saying, "Trust Me!" "And donít worry about food ó what to eat and drink; donít worry at all that God will provide it for you. All mankind scratches for its daily bread, but your heavenly Father knows your needs. He will always give you all you need from day to day if you will make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So donít be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom." (Luke 12: 29-32 Living Bible)

Lovingly,

Sandy

 

 

 

 


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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē  Website:
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