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By Benescke Janse van Rensburg

A young man in the army regularly was mocked and humiliated by the commander and troops due to his relationship with God. One day the commander decided to give him the greatest humiliation imaginable in front of the troops. He called the young man and handed him the keys to a truck, and ordered him to go and park it in front of a row of other parked vehicles – knowing that the man could not drive.

When the young man responded that he could not drive, the commander laughed contemptuously, saying: “Now why don’t you ask your God for a miracle?” The young man took the keys and walked to the truck, praying that God would use this situation to perform a miracle that would glorify His name.

The young man got into the truck, turned it on and to the surprise of all troops and the commander, parked the truck neatly where the commander wanted it. When he got out, the troops were in tears. “We want to serve your God,” one said when the young man approached them. The commander walked to the truck, lifted the bonnet and showed the troops that there was not even an engine in the truck. The young man smiled and with humility said: “See, the God I worship can make the impossible possible, and He can give life where it does not even exist.”

Are you finding yourself in a situation, like the young man, in which only God can provide you with a breakthrough? Listen again to the words in Matthew 6:33: “. . . But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

God provided a path through the Red Sea when the Egyptians wanted to attack the Israelites from the rear. God gave Esther favour with the king when she had to plead for the survival of the Israelites. God gave Gideon supernatural strength to fight a battle with only 300 men against a superior force. God shut the lions’ mouths to save Daniel. He saved Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace. And He sent fire from heaven when Elijah stood alone on the mountain, trusting God to show Himself to the Baal prophets.

Nothing is impossible to God. When we start to acknowledge Him in all our ways and seek his kingdom and his righteousness first, all other things will fall into place at exactly the right time. May that become your vision for 2012! God bless.

Father God, thank you for your goodness and eternal loyalty to me. Help me to seek your kingdom and righteousness first this year, with the knowledge that you are in control. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Thanks for every testimony and the e-mails with feedback that I received during the past two months. It gives me great joy to hear where God is at work in readers’ lives. This is the end of the series. Tomorrow another inspirational writer will take care of the messages.

Until we meet again, God bless.

 ** Benescke Janse van Rensburg is a motivational speaker, freelance journalist and author of the books, Ontdek God in die stories van mense and also Wysheid, oordenkings uit Spreuke.