Tuesday, December 16, 2008

God Always Comes Through!

There are times in life when you have to take a step back, take a deep breath, and jump in the water. When you say, "I am still in this until God pulls me out". These are usually moments when God shows up in big ways, where you stand amazed at His work. Stacy and I just experienced such a moment.
To be honest when we figured out that with the loss of income from merging the churches that we would have to move again, we were about ready to throw in the towel. It was our breaking point. As I have been talking to God, I have been discussing with Him how I don’t know if we can do this again, a fourth move, maybe a fifth in three years, not with everything else that has happened. I came to a point though were I told God, “If you want to move us we will stay faithful to this call until you call us somewhere else”. I took a deep breath and jumped in again with God, "whatever your will Lord, we will follow". We had already packed twelve boxes and told our landlord the situation. This was also hard for me because I believe the Bible teaches us to keep our agreements, and I have never broken a lease before. We were down in the dumps Thursday through Saturday. Then God gave us a really good, fun, worshipful, relaxing day on Sunday. Exactly what we needed to lift our spirits, and then yesterday the news came. Our landlord calls us, it’s been about a week since she got the news, and says, “what if I lowered the rent to $750”. That’s a savings of $200! We sat down looked at our current budget, and what do you know, we can’t spend any more than $750 without stretching ourselves to thin.
I am absolutely amazed as time and time again God has answered our faithfulness, with faithfulness. I praise God for His provision, and I thank Him for keeping a promise. You see in the scriptures it says that God will not give us more than we can bear. God knew that Stacy and I were at a breaking point, and as we held on to Him He came through for us. If you are struggling today, I encourage you to hold on to Him, because He will never let go of you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is soooo cool! Praise God - Yeah - I'm seeing Him work in my life too. Doors opened for me to move to Richardson - and God allowed me to get out of my lease early with no penalty!!! And I got a couple of bites about a future career - please pray for God's will in this direction - cuz I have no idea what it is - There is a good opportunity with some good friends in LA - but I don't want to move again, a potential sales job with advertising magazine ( my favorite), asst manager at a bank (one of my lease favorites) , financial counselor, employee insurance agent? I just need Him to open up the door and tell me where to go - if one of these great - if somewhere else - Here I am - send me! Please just keep me in your prayers.