#TestimonyTuesday taster

I saw a post by Nicola over on her blog – EagleSight – which is a great blog I highly recommend.

Anyway, she wrote a post earlier and floated the idea of #TestimonyTuesday. It went down with a treat, and I loved the idea, so we’ll be doing our own #TestimonyTuesday right here on the BerryBunch.family blog.

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Testimonies are so powerful because they are truths from our life. I love reading them, and look forward to reading many more.

So, as a little bit of a taster for this new, regular, feature, here’s an extra testimony (actually two today)…on a Thursday…which still starts with a “T”. So, it’s nearly the same…

Over our life we’ve been given a free car on two occasions.

The first time this happened, we’d bought a tiny little car, but it was really a 2 seater car. Granted, it had 5 seats and seat belts, but we were a family 5, so it was more than a bit of a squeeze. A young girl we knew encouraged her parents to give us a car that they didn’t need, so they did. It was amazing.

We had the car for a good number of years, and had many happy memories with that car.

The second time we were gifted a free car, was when we were both unemployed. Our car had been inspected by a soon to become trusted friend. He took one look and told us to scrap it. At the time, this filled us with something akin to a panic. We had to travel to interviews, none of which would be local. But, within hours we’d been load car by some friends and, within days, a couple – who had a car they could no longer use – offered their vehicle to us for free. They were so grateful that it was going to a good home, which it most certainly did.

We travelled all over the place with that, going on holiday, moving house and much more.

It needed an MOT (in the UK this is done yearly, and is akin to a basic test at a garage to ensure any vehicle is mechanically sound, and safe, for use on the roads). But we had lots of help paying for this too. God had gone one ahead of us, as ever.

God always knows our needs, way ahead of our own sight. So, we need to learn to trust the panic we have, was long known by God, who was never panicking.

So let’s keep trusting God. Because when things go wrong, He already knew about it, and had a plan for it – to make us more like Jesus.

All we need to do is keep trusting Him, because He has a very good view point.

Andy B


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  1. Our God is magnificent in providing from out of nowhere when we need it the most. I certainly remember times He has provided for our family in tough times from the most unexpected sources.

    1. I struggled asking for help. And I struggled receiving help. But, God has put in front of me people who love to help and have resources, but little time. And He’s put people in front of me who have helped me, and humbled me at the same time.

      I’d like think I’ve matured a little since then, and am a little further forwards on both my generosity of my giving and the generosity of my receiving. If we don’t let others help us, we’re quite probably denying them an opportunity to serve God, and that’s something I never want to get in the way of.

      Andy B

  2. What a great testimony of the provision of God and also the generosity of heart of others to encourage us Andy. Blessed indeed.

    1. They were two very different situations, very different needs, very different people involved (one was the primary school daughter of a minister who instigated the first car and the second was a mature couple who simply couldn’t drive such a larger car).

      Very different, very needed – and it was a joy to see the givers as much as we felt the joy of receiving.

      God is good and knows our needs before we do – which means we should be more trusting of Him when things come up before us that we have no way of solving; that’s when God can solve it, and the glory can go to Him instead of us.

      Andy B

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