A few days ago, we returned from a short trip. The Lord had asked us to go and spend time with a family we have been discipling for a few years now. What a joy to see all that the Lord has done in their lives! When we first met them, they loved Jesus and were zealous for Him yet were as they put it “religious.” Not believing in the work of the Holy Spirit, they had been led in many errors and were suffering for it. Presently, they (including their children) have been filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4; 19:1-6) and are walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is leading them into many truths and setting them free. They are witnessing and discipling others; laying hands on the sick and seeing them recover etc. They are now planted in wonderful church. Praise be to God! What tremendous joy and peace they have now!
When the Lord asked us to go see them (3 1/2 hr drive), we had no funds for the trip. But being convinced that God wanted us to go, we took some of our grocery money and went on the trip, trusting God to take care of all our needs when we return. We had a good time edifying one another in the Lord. When we had accomplished all that we felt the Lord sent us there for, we packed up and got ready to leave. Meanwhile their pastor called and asked if we could meet up with him briefly on our way back to our home. We met up with him and he handed us an envelope with enough money to cover the expenses of the trip. Isn’t God so good!
God’s working doesn’t always make senses to us. But I pray that you and I this coming year, we will resolve to truly obey Him in whatever way He leads us. 2016, let’s seek to store up our treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not corrupt and where thieves do not break through and steal. (Matthew 6:20)
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD!