"The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy."
I've been stretched beyond words over the past four years in my faith and my relationship with God. The biggest hurdle I face continues to be my pride.
God intentionally placed us in this season with a great need to depend on Him. We are not enough.
Not from our physical strength.
Not from our income.
Not in our patience.
Not in our hope.
There is only ONE who will ever be enough. This season has been about constantly redirecting us back to Him.
His abilities to supply patience.
Hope that can only come through Him.
Along the way there have been times when financial gifts or tangible gifts have been extended to us and I have allowed my pride to stand between God's blessings and provision for us. Sometimes that has meant that I stood in the way of someone else being obedient to God.
The most important lesson I am learning, I am always a work in progress, is that all of this, everything is up to God.
Every single thing.
Whether we have jobs, or health, or dinner on the table, or checking accounts, or friendships, or pockets that overflow, it is all up to Him.
Sometimes I miss the fact that when my paycheck hits my account that HE decided that. HE provided that.
The past few weeks God has placed an outpouring of tangible gifts in our lives. Things that completely blow my mind. Clearly orchestrated by Him.
For me, they weren't about being blessed, they were about accepting His blessings. They were also about being obedient. I'll be back to tell you more soon.
God is good, all the time!