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My Faith Penny From Heaven

Late one night I could not sleep. I was staying at my parents house, back in my old room where I grew up as a child. After tossing and turning for about an hour, I got up and walked around the house. I felt like I was searching for something. Finally, not knowing what to do, I went back to my bedroom. As I walked to my bed I looked down at a bowl full of pennies. God spoke and said, “If you reach in and pick up a penny it will be a wheat-back.” So, I reached into the bowl, containing hundreds of pennies, and took one. I turned it over in my hand and, sure enough, it was a wheat-back penny! In America, wheat-back pennies were discontinued in the 1950’s. Our government replaced them with new pennies without as much copper. Increasingly rare, you will find, on average, only one wheat back out of every 350 pennies you look at.

A little obedience goes a long way

God Penny

Through this simple act of faith I learned many important lessons.  I learned that God knows everything and so, what may be chance for some, if we trust His voice, is certain for us. I know that, through walking in the Spirit, I can beat the odds every time.

For years, I have kept my “Faith Penny” on my dresser next to my bed.  My faith penny reminds me that God knows more than I do.  Each time I see my “Faith Penny” I realize that, if I listen to my Father, I can reach into any situation and pull out something good. Through “Listening, hearing, and Obeying On Time,”  I  find success when the odds are stacked against me. I also find opportunities, in Him, that others, who do not listen, may miss.

Listen, hear, and obey on time

In conclusion, God is waiting for us to believe Him and to do things by faith even when they seem unlikely.  I pray we all take advantage of hearing His voice, in whatever situation we’re in, and find our own “Faith Penny.”

Pennies From Heaven by Billie Holiday