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God Supernaturally Provides a Car

Which Way to Choose?

During my first year of tithing, I had already begun to experience the Lord’s character as my Provider. He had provided money for the basics of life in so many different ways that I really began to see Him as my source. At one point, however, I found myself in serious trouble as the Lord began to move on my heart to get rid of my unnecessary sports car.  One month I had some unexpected expenses and was forced to choose between paying my tithe or making my car payment.  Giving away my car payment was especially scary for me because my father was a financial planner, and I was working in a rent-to-own company. The whole reason people used my employer was because they had messed up their credit and could not get it fixed. Here I was, doing repossessions from people that could not pay their bills on time, and I was about to give my car payment in faith and purposefully go late on my bills. That kind of logic does not make sense and goes against everything I was ever taught about paying your bills. Logic dictates that a person is expected to pays his bills first, and then if there is anything left over, he could give some away right? It was a true test of faith.

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The car payment and the tithe on my income were the same amount. After prayer and meditation on how the Lord had already met my previous needs, I chose to trust God and gave him my car payment plus a little extra. I had recently heard a message about praying the specific details of your need, so as I gave my gift in the offering plate, I asked the Lord to bring me a 1987 Honda Accord LXi with a sunroof in either black or gold colors. By trading down to the Honda, I would be able to pay off the loan on my convertible and reduce my debt dramatically.

On the 30th day of delinquency, I was riding in the delivery truck at work. I prayed out loud to the Father in the name of Jesus that when I got back to the store there would be someone waiting to buy my car so I could pay off the loan. I’m sure my co-worker thought I was crazy but I did not care.  I reminded the Lord of Malachi chapter 3 where it says to test him in this.

You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says theLord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty.  Malachi 3: 9-12 (NIV)

I reasoned that I had done my part and if he could not meet my need for this, which was something I could see, then how could I trust him with my eternal salvation, which was something I could not see? His reputation was on the line.

An Unlikely Answer

Two hours later, I got back to the store and there was a young man waiting for me. I had since forgotten my desperate plea and did not think anything of it when he told me he wanted to look at my car. I looked at him and immediately thought there was no way he could afford it. RX-7 was worth over $15,000. This guy was only 18 or 19 years old. There was no way he could buy it, so I kind of rushed him along. As I was walking him out of the store to point him to the car, he asked me, “Your ad in the paper said you would trade for a Honda Accord. Are you still interested in one?” When he said that, my heart jumped out of my chest. I told him, “Yes, what year do you have?”  He told me he had a 1987 four door LXi. “Does it have a sunroof?,” I inquired. “Of course,” he said. I then asked, “What color is it, black or gold?”  He replied, “It’s gold, is that important to you?”

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Not a minute to Spare

When he told me his car was exactly what I asked the Lord for, the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up and I was overwhelmed with the tangible presence of God. I knew this was the Lord. He not only wanted to buy my car but he also wanted me to trade cars with him for part of the deal. We traded cars and he also gave me $3,500 extra which I used to pay off my loan. We went to his bank and we completed the deal by 4:45 pm on a Friday afternoon, on the last day of the month. If we had missed it by 15 minutes I would have a black mark on my credit report because I technically owed two car payments by 5:00 pm.  In conclusion, the Lord multiplied the gift of my car payment by erasing my debt all together, with the exact car I asked for, completely debt free!  Glory to God!

Testimony of Kurt Feldmeyer from 1996

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