In 1999, I was living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One night I was doing a show at the local Barnes and Noble. Before I went up to play, I prayed to the Lord, “God, please give me $100 for Bible League International, so I can send people your Word.” It was heavy on my heart to be able to give Bibles to those in need, but living on my own, working a retail job, I couldn’t afford much.
After my show, a slender woman with a kind face walked up to me. She held a check in her hand. “God told me to write this check for you,” she said. “But before I give it to you, I want to know what it’s for, because I have a sense that it’s for something very specific.” I proceeded to share with her how I had asked the Lord for $100 so I could give to Bible League. She handed me the check and said, “I want you to know that I wrote a check for $100, but the Lord told me to give you $200 instead.”
My heart soared to see that God had both heard and answered my prayer that day. Not only did he provide so that I could give to others, but He blessed me as well. What a gift that experience was to me. I learned that God hears us when we cry out to Him, and He is close at hand. I learned that God honors prayers that honor Him. And I learned that God also desires to give the gift of His Word to others. What a blessing it was then, and now, to partner with Bible League International, to bring God’s Word to hungry hearts!
To learn more about Thena’s partnership with Bible League International, check out the article below!