Sunday, May 24, 2009

Test Me in This...

Last Sunday at church I bout jumped out of my chair when we read Malachi 3:10. About a year ago, when we started our FUNdraising, the Lord really encouraged me one day when I was a little down b/c things weren't going the way I thought they should! It was from this verse, and I heard loud and clear, "Test Me now in this and see if I do not throw open the floodgates of heaven for you and pour out so much blessing until it overflows."
It was on that day, that I was reminded that my trust needed to rest in God, and not man. I have often looked for that verse over the past year, but could never find it... until Sunday. So when I said in a very excited voice, "There it is, that verse!" and realized I said it aloud b/c everyone was laughing at me, I knew that it was for a reason.
Later that day, we went back up to the church to meet with the Missions Council to show them our new DVD from Ecuador and give them an update.
They asked us, so how much more do ya'll need in order to reach your "Outgoing Expenses?" Larry and I said, "We'd have to check on the exact amount, but somewhere around $4,000-$5,000." They smiled and then slid a white envelope across the table and said, "I think we can help with that." It was a check, that covered the rest of the amount of our Outgoing Expenses!!!!!!!!! We were SPEECHLESS!
It has been an incredible journey to see God do things beyond what we could have imagined or done in a way, that we could have never dreamed up. It was as if God was saying... "See?! I told you I would provide for you... if you would just trust ME!"
Thank you Lord, for blowing my socks off once again, and for blessing us beyond what words could ever say or express. You are holy, and we continue to be amazed and in awe of you!

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