Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015
in Ministry Updates, Sharing my Thoughts
You know, God doesn’t have to give us anything, good or bad. And I know a few people who think that God has never done a good thing for them, that He, in fact, does things to make them miserable. How I wish that I could make them see that is so completely untrue.
God gives good gifts. He gave the Greatest Gift freely and to all people. Salvation. He gave His son to die on a cross, to be raised from the dead — not for a bunch of well-doers who were eager to obey, but for a bunch of sinners determined to keep on sinning. For a bunch of ungrateful people. For me. For you.
I’ve been asking God to make me more thankful. To help me trust Him and have faith in Him no matter the situation. Some days it is easy. Some days, not so much.
But He works, He is working. He is providing. I love all the names of God, but as I have said before, Jehovah Jireh is my favorite — God sees our needs, and makes a way to provide for them even before we know we have the need. We may think there is no plan, but my inability to see what God is doing doesn’t mean He isn’t doing.
Today I was sitting here thinking how exciting it is that He has provided so much in the past year. It has been so neat to see God use people to get me to this point in deputation. Eighty-eight percent. That’s really great.
But you know, I sat here thinking, “I can’t wait until I hit 90%; then it will be really exciting.”
So I sat on the couch and wrote down some numbers, working out some figures so I would know how much more I would need to be at 90%. But before I was done I checked my email ~ silly email addiction that I have.
So, 88%, right? But that email — the one that came when I was wishing for 90%. Yes, that one.
It was a new supporter, just letting me know how much they wanted to give me each month. Did I mention that God gives good gifts? That God is Jehovah Jireh?
Because now I have 94%. And in case you were wondering, that is more than 90%. So I guess it’s getting more than exciting. Six percent — that’s all I need. I’m looking forward to how God will choose to provide the last $143/month that will get me to Spain.