The fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God and his way, and then simply embracing him and what he does. God’s promise arrives as pure gift. That’s the only way everyone can be sure to get in on it. – Romans 4:16 (Message)
Long story short. My husband passed away when my daughter was only eleven. They were very close and she was acting out a lot by age 14.
I got to a point where I didn’t know what to do.
I prayed to God and He said, “Don’t discipline her. Just love Her.”
I was more that a little surprised and replied, “God but have you seen her behavior. This girl needs discipline.
Again He said, “Don’t discipline her. Just love her.”
So I listened to Him.
It was not easy, but I stopped trying to change her behavior and focused on being kind to her.
That gave room for God to get a hold of her.
He lead and guided her in ways I could not. It was not long before she gave her life to Jesus and started making positive changes.
Long story short, the kid who at one time in middle school spent weeks in the discipline office, spent the last year as Student Body President of her school. She was chosen by the Senior class to be the speaker at graduation, and is going on to collage to study law in hopes of being a Lawyer.
When God asks you to trust him, when you know it is God, then do it.
Do what He asks even if it is hard or doesn’t make sense.
He knows what He is doing!!!
No shortcuts with God. Our second chance bring us full circle to the place where we have to choose full obedience. While we may want to find the easiest road to complete obedience, our heart must be set on doing God’s will – His way and in its entirety – even if it takes longer than we’d prefer or requires more effort. – Priscilla Shirer
So for a while now I have been a bit like Noah, building my boat in the desert.
I believed God when He called me to England, even though I had no proof.
So I started to build my Ark, to I step out and do the things that God called me to do.
I did all I could do, and then I did as the Scriptures say, I stood.
I stood and waited on the goodness of the Lord.
For a season I saw not a speck of rain, not a drop.
I stood, declaring God’s goodness over my life.
I stood amidst the laughter.
But I am not going to lie, I was starting to droop a bit. I was starting to make other plans.
And then it happened….
Out of nowhere I felt a drop of rain, more than a drop actually, many, many drops…5,000 actually.
Yesterday I received an anonymous Cashier’s Check for 5,000 dollars to go towards England.
Yes, you read that right, $5,000 dollars!!!!!!
I am praising God for His goodness!!!!! I am publicly thanking the sender of the check!!!
You are awesome and I believe that God will reach many people through your generosity.
The money is now safely tucked in a separate savings account waiting for the door to England to open up.
My heart is not about going to Europe but doing Gods will. And God is faithful to bring to fruition that which He wills.
So now I wait on God with renew hope. Knowing that it will happen. God is good!!!
If God has put it on your heart to give towards England I will include a link below.
If you feel led to pray know that I covet your prayers.
May God bless you mightily as you seek and do what He has called you to do.
Know that I am praying for you to, that you may feel the rain.
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Those that know me, or have been following my story here, will know that I have one phase embedded deep within me…
God is Faithful!!!!!
So it does not matter that I look a little bit like Noah, building a boat in a desert for 120 years, because in exactly the right time, in His time, I know that God will bring the rain!!!
It is in these times where we do not see God working that we have to remind ourselves of how faithful God was to us in the past.
Are you waiting on a miracle?
God is faithful to bring it!!!!
Do you need direction?
God is faithful to give it!!!!!
Do you need restoration?
God is faithful to restore!!!!!!!
If we are earnestly seeking His will for our lives, He will lead us.
As the John 11 reminds us, He is “The Good Shepard.”
So if you are submitted to Him then it doesn’t matter what it looks like in the natural, He is faithful to get you to where you need to be!!!
It really does not matter how many people tell you that you are crazy,or how many times you have doubted yourself.
God is faithful for His sake and for ours!!!
Keep building your ark!!
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