For the 3rd time in 2 years, I am waking up on the other side of this country. God keeps sending me on trips I would never have imagined…
2 years ago in February, I was gifted a surprise trip to see my Mom, Dad, brother, and niece in Arizona. Then, November of that same year, my Mom had emergency surgery because her colon burst, and due to generous donations from family & friends, I was able to be by her side in ICU and watch her miraculous recovery from being on a ventilator to rehab in a nursing home. And Thursday, I was flown to Nebraska – where I am for 6 days to help my sister-in-law with the kids while Mike’s brother attends job training out-of-state. Mike has graciously taken over the main schoolteacher role in addition to his regular farm chores, and everyone is being well-fed by Grandma next door… 🙂
How do I know this is God sending me? Because I know how much money we have in our accounts. And it’s not enough to buy plane tickets!
Thank You, Lord, for opening doors I don’t even know are there… Thank You for the gentle nudge to walk through those doors. Thank You for providing for our every need each day, and for forgiving us when we allow anxiety to settle in and forget to give our burdens to you. Thank You for surrounding us with a supportive and giving family. May our children see a real-life example of Your Words in James as he talks about Abraham’s obedience: …that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. (James 2:22, 24 NIV84) And, Lord, I humbly pray that this family have many generations who seek to walk with You. Amen.