Friday, December 09, 2005

Ramen Noodles and God

Well, today marks the end of the first week without my severence. It has begun to be more and more real that we are not going to be able to live within the same means we did a month ago. We have been not looking forward to this, but we know God is still in control.

God has shown Himself in a number of ways over the last few days. I wish that I could explain better than I am about to just how awesome and amazing God is. Allow me to try to share some of the amazing things God has done:

1. we are continually amazed at the generousity of others. We have recieved a number of checks or cash from people who wanted to help us out (and they have).

2. A friend of ours went and bought us some groceries. Well, I should say a lot of groceries. When they told us they wanted to buy us some groceries, we expected a bag full. What we got was 6 bags of groceries (including one full of meat). Wow, how amazing to have friends basically buy us almost a month's worth of groceries.

3. A family member gave us a gift card for a grocery store. So we were able to buy even more of the stuff we need.

4. The biggest help came in the form of an unexpected visit from some friends that we hadn't seen in a while. Through a series of events, including an email from a friend asking for prayer for us, these friends heard that we were still in the area and had not found a new ministry yet. They prayed about our situation and felt led to give us some money to help with our move (backed by a reassurance because they heard we had to get some brake work done on my car) or with our stay in town. Well, they wrote us a check from almost 2 months worth of my salary. I can't tell you how much I was humbled and touched. I think I cried for about 10 minutes, just being thankful to God for all He has done.

There is more that I could write about, but there are the biggest. God listens to prayer. God provides. God is faithful

Never forget why you work in ministry. Never forget the God you serve.

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