Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Seek Ye First...

Just recently I read an interesting quote: “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.” (James F. Byrnes)

This sounds like a variation on Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-33, which conclude with, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

It's hard to think in terms of opportunity as our planned departure date draws steadily nearer and the funds necessary to leave and serve God in Burkina are still not completely in sight! But experience has taught us that God can be counted on, that he will provide what we need if we focus on what he’s called us to do. It’s never a question of IF he will provide, but WHEN and HOW. That’s the adventure part! We got an example of it today.

We were at the gym, exercising the parts of our bodies that don’t normally get a workout on the computer, when it happened. A lady on her way out of the gym came up to Kathy and said, “You’re the reason I came here today.” Kathy must have looked a little stunned because the woman went on to say that she had read our latest EMU in the church bulletin and the Lord was giving her no rest. He wanted her to get involved in our ministry. How could she do that?

Wow! Now that’s God at work! Stay tuned to see what he’s going to do next.

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