Living the Dream
What's Your Heart's Desire?
By Jewel Graham
The 700 Club
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“A lot of coworkers of ours, family, and friends tease us and laugh at us because he is my best friend and I am his,” Geraldine Eads says of her husband, Rick.
Rick and Geraldine both entered their marriage in 1996 from divorce. They started their new life together, struggling to make ends meet.
“When you enter into a new marriage, there’s new bills, new financial burdens that you overtake and [that] overtake you,” says Rick.
The Eads wanted a place to call home. Unfortunately, they couldn’t qualify for a loan.
“It’s very devastating, especially for the man. You’ve got to be the provider,” notes Rick. “That’s when it really gets hard, that’s when it really gets emotional when you lay there at night and think, How in the world am I going to do this on my own?”
The Eads hit rock bottom financially. That’s when Rick and Geraldine learned about tithing on The 700 Club. They put the biblical principles they learned into action by joining The 700 Club.
“You have to change the way you think. Instead of you’re giving it away, you’re giving back to God what is God’s. And I’d rather have $90 with god than have $100 without God,” says Rick.
Adds Geraldine, “Once we started actually tithing, even though it was a small amount we started tithing, we began to see God stretch our money.”
Rick began believing God for big things.
“I’ve always had a desire to have five acres of ground and a long driveway,” Rick explains. “That’s the desire the Lord put in my heart.”
Rick found five acres and a house. To his surprise, the owner was willing to sell with no money down. Three weeks later they closed with only $176 out of their pockets.
“It is so humbling to know that God did what we could not do, that He blessed us beyond measure,” Geraldine says.
The Eads now owned a home on their new land, but they needed one more thing: a driveway to the house!
“It was in a sage field. All you could see was sage grass and sage grass! All you could see was what looked like a wagon road coming up to the house,” notes Geraldine.
Shortly after the Eads moved in, a logging company approached them, offering to clear their land and build a road in front of the house for free.
“They came in with bulldozers. You’ve never seen so much commotion around here for three months but clearing, building roads,” Geraldine says.
The Eads settled into their new home with its long driveway. Today they are grateful for what God taught them about tithing.
“Tithing is the biggest tool that we have to use that we can call down the power of God because you know that He is there. If you’re not tithing, it’s hard for God to bless you. He will always bless you if you’re tithing,” says Rick.
Rick and Geraldine put into practice the biblical truths that they learn on The 700 Club and God, faithful to His Word, supplied their need! God wants to do that for you too. One way you can give to God is by giving to CBN. Not only will you help provide biblical truth to people like Rick and Geraldine, but you will be helping people around the world with food, clothing, medical needs, and humanitarian aid - all given in the name of Jesus! Please join today!
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