Starting in May 2015, we began preparing for a two year missionary/volunteer commitment with ICC (International China Concern) – even though our application had yet to be accepted. (Click here for the background story.) This is what we did in a 4-month period:
If this seems like a lot, it is. Normally, we would not have attempted to do all this – even in a year. On stress factor scales, these combined were off the chart. Yet I wasn’t stressed – because I was following God’s directions. That we did this even though my thought processes were not back to normal is even more amazing. But God provided. He gave me/us what we needed when we needed it. He made our path smooth. The following stories details how God provided for these nine actions and the blessings from them.
Luke 11:28 (ESV) But He said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”
Insight: By going on faith, God’s full blessings are unfolded and revealed. How many blessings have I missed in the past because I did not go on faith? How many partial blessings have I settled for in the past because I did not go on faith?
Written by Ray, R58-10-M-01-a