Friday, February 19, 2010

Praising God

Too often I find myself limiting God in my mind and heart - a sad and unwise pattern. And God has been challenging me in the area of faith and trust. He is encouraging my heart, showing Himself always faithful, and convicting me of my sinful ways. It's hard, it's stretching, and it's necessary.

And so, I am in complete awe of the work God has done in raising every penny I needed for the mission trip to Kazakhstan - a mission trip that we have no doubt God has called our family to participate in through sending me. The money came in all different amounts, in many different ways, from unexpected places, and 25 % came from people I don't even know. I sat humbled as God provided - I genuinely could not have gone on on this trip without the support. To watch God provide $2,850 and to do so many days before the deadline was incredible! What a blessing!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the love and support. God is doing a great work - not just in this trip but in my own heart and life. I am profoundly thankful and once again, completely humbled.

5 comments:

Heather L. said...

I'm so happy and excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Praising God with you for how He always does immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine! Also praying for your heart as it is stretched and convicted... that refining fire can be so painful, but so essential. And then the times when He humbles us with so much blessing our cup is beyond overflowing - oh, to rest in Him and keep finding out the greatness of His loving heart!

May He continue to refine us and teach us so much more of Himself!

-rachel :o)

Monica said...

God is GOOD!! I'm so excited for your trip and can't wait to hear about how He uses you.

Rona's Home Page said...

The Heavenly Father is so good. We just hae to remember to keep him close.

Thad and Ann said...

Our God is awesome! Cannot wait to build a playground with you. :)