:) Scott - do you use Facebook or Twitter to further engage in relationships with people you meet in the church online chat room? Just curious.
After spending our first week in a hotel in London 18 month ago, we still had not been able to rent a flat to live in and had only 1 night left in our hotel room. All the rooms were booked in the hotel we were staying in as well as neighboring inns. I wrote a blog post earlier in the week asking our loved ones to pray that we'd find a flat in time. As the evening approached on our last night we still had no idea where we'd take our 2 kids and the luggage holding everything we owned in the world.
At 4pm on the last day the phone in our hotel room rang and it was a man we'd met in the village church across the street from our hotel the previous day. He and his wife wanted to know if we'd found a home to rent yet and whether he could help out. Having lived in the area for several decades, he immediately reserved a room for us in a B & B we were not aware was in the area. Then had the 4 of us over to his home for tea and drove us to the inn. We made friends for life and saw God provide just in the nick of time. The prayers of our loved ones gave Chris and me courage amidst the uncertainty.
This is amazing, everyone! I praise God we could reach so many people with prayer this week online. Let this positive experience encourage you to make it a daily habit of reaching and ministering to people online. Well done!!
You're right Scott - eternity will be worth so much more than all our lives offer us today. Thanks for sharing your testimony about having to try and try again to avoid running from His will.
Amen, Samuel. Brandon, I like this passage because it whips me into shape every time I come across it. There have been a few times in my life when I just finished obeying God in something He's asked me to do and I feel good about it. Then a passage like this one causes me to remember there is infinitely more I must obey or give up - not grinding my teeth about it, of course - but so I may more deeply identify with Christ. He gave everything. Everything!
The beauty of it all is when we do obey step by step and surrender or sacrifice, we always wind up knowing God more intimately and seeing Him provide and work in ways we could not have known before surrendering. The truth is there is nothing so great He could ask of any of us that we should respond with a no. May we lay our lives - and all that they involve - on His alter every day.
Scott, glad to have you joining us for church online! I'll send you an email so we can become better acquainted.
Wonderful! God bless each of you as you lead these new experiences and bless those of you who volunteer at them. What great news!! :D
Well said, Donna - I think the longer one volunteers anywhere the easier it is to forget that we should always let the Spirit lead! Good reminder. We all lose our perspective on something after we've done it for a few months, I think.
Let me know if you have any questions. :D