Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Richly Blest

Work has been slow for Thomas these winter months. We continue to walk forward in faith as we felt called to purchase the place we were renting and move my parents in with us. These things take more finances. Where will the money come from if there isn't work?

Why worry when you can pray? Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32) As Corrie ten Boom would say, "Well, I think it's time for God to sell another cow." She reckoned that if the cattle upon a thousand hills belonged to Him (Psalm 50:10) it should be no problem for Him to sell one and give her the money for her needs.

This isn't a negligent attitude but one of active faith. If God has called us to a work that does not produce the money needed for the work, He has no problem sending us the necessary funds. Is anything too hard for the Lord? (Genesis 18:14) Nothing is impossible with Him. (Luke 1:37) I believe God delights in giving His children things as they walk with and for Him in faith.

He also delights in giving us the work that will produce the funds. It seems a bit of a tight rope to walk. Trusting Him, yet doing your best to provide for your needs. As we step forward in faith the path is illuminated for us. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. (Proverbs 4:18)

Sunday was a day of receiving from the Lord. We received tremendous encouragement from two young men involved in All-Nations Bible Translations. It was encouraging to hear their passion for getting God's Word into the hands of all unreached peoples. Those who have no copy of the Bible in their language.

My sister in Texas encouraged us with a pile of goodies which she sent up with another sister and bro-in-law who live close by us. Oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, potatoes and cauliflower. It is overwhelming to have so much to choose from after being limited to a few things the last month or two.


I was pleased to find bananas at Aldi for $0.29 @ lb. We can also get bushels of apples for $15 at the local market that I bake pies for. So at the present we have many options of ripe fruit. 


An anonymous donor left $400 in an envelope in our church mailbox. God's blessings rest on the person who blessed us!

And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall... give thee...houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; Then beware lest thou forget the LORD. Deuteronomy 6:10-12  

God forbid that we should forget Him! Thank you, Heavenly Father, for all your gifts to us!

What has the Lord been doing for you?

Do you see the things He does?

Are you so full you've forgotten Him?