GOD DON'T TAKE WITHOUT GIVING! A new christian spoke these words to me recently when I asked him about a move he was planning. Chad, his wife, and two sons were living in a house trailer and were offered a home rent free. He would work as a maintenance man on the farm to cover the rent. The job involved some risk as all new jobs do. I asked Chad what would he do if the new job didn't work out, then his family wouldn't have a home.

I have learned no matter how good a offer looks in any given situation their are always two sides to paradise. Paradise found can quickly become Paradise lost, think of past investments, relationships and job offers you have had. I think we can all reflect and realize this is a life truth.

Job 1:21 KJV-- And said, naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither : the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

No matter your life situation God's in control if you take time to check in with him. Where God guides, God provides!

I've have heard people say when God closes one door he will open another. I have learned no matter who closed the door, God is not caught off guard.

Chad had prayed, God spoke to him in his heart and he knew God would guide him no matter the length of the job, whether it was for a season or a life time. God is sure every time, he is never early but he is never late either one chap in London once told me. Thanks Chad for your simple faith and words of wisdom, "God don't take without giving!"