“Are you sitting down?” Asked Karen.
(Me thinking: What happened? Did someone in the church get married? Have a potluck disaster? Did Karen and Charlie randomly get a pet horse?)
Me: Yeah, what’s up?
Karen: Tonight the church (Minnetrista Baptist Church) had a meeting. We have decided to give you $2,000 for your trip, so we’ll be sending that in next week! Hope you are excited!
Me thinking: This isn’t real.
Me: Wow! Thank you! I’m just speechless!
Last week at my mom’s church someone named Ulrich prayed for me. God said that I’ve experienced love, but that so much was coming that I would be blown away– Well, it’s happening. 🙂
Thanks to MBC, and praise God for providing for me! He knows what we need.
Jesus taught the people of God’s provision in Luke 12:
24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? 26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things.31 But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
Directly after this, Jesus says to be ready at all times– God, the Master of the House, is returning at a time we do not know and cannot predict. Will you be ready for him? Will I be ready for him?
You see, the question is not what I am going to be doing in Taiwan. That will come when it comes.
The question is What am I doing right now? Am I ready to face the King? Am I ready to leave the world with no regrets? Am I being responsible to take care of the souls around me?
Jesus talks about the servant put in charge of the other servants, awaiting the Master to return from his trip. The servant is us, the followers of Christ, and the other servants are those in our sphere of influence. Are we feeding them? Are we caring for their needs? Are we leading them to the Cross?
This is a hard question. To be honest, I am not doing the best this week. Lord, help me!
Keep the Faith!