This week, I’m reminded just how much my God is alive and working in my life. In the midst of being concerned about how to “survive” (read, earn income), my focus has been more on what I can do to put food on the table, and not enough on how God is going to BLOW MY MIND with crazy provision. As a Christian, I know that God works in amazing ways, but doesn’t it seem like “why would He work on my behalf?” I don’t know why I’m still struck with that first impression of “why me?” I’ve seen God provide and provide and provide over these years of marriage and ministry and parenting, etc. When will I learn? Well, I guess now. I wasn’t expecting anything, but God showed up despite my short-sightedness.
I had made the decision to follow the Lord’s leading out of a ministry position with a solid income into a transformative, visionary, destiny-fulfilling ministry with no perceived pay. I didn’t know how I was going to help support my family, but God did. I was told that more than half of our necessary income was going to be handled, and we weren’t even aware of it. The moral… “The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:5-7)