Today I have to share that I am thankful that God brought us here. Soon I'll have to be changing the photo in my banner because we just got word this week that we have to move. Our landlord has been forced to sell. I am thankful that God gave us the time here that he did.
In an earlier post I wrote that I was hopeful and prayerful I would be able to decorate my house with lights for Christmas. You can't see the lights on this house in this photo because for a couple of days we were fixing fuses but. God answered my prayer and supplied enough lights for the house, the gate and the entire wood fence. He even had some left over. I am Thankful God gave me Christmas lights. We will definately be taking them down as soon as it dries out and we have a warm day. They will hang on my next house.
This year one of the things I wanted to do was join Table scape Thursday. Although I didn't get to join today because I had really early meetings and I killed myself all day working on my table scape I was too tired last night to write the post. But here is one photo of my appetizer table. I am thankful I have a table scape completed and photographed and ready for posting on another day.
And lastly I wrote in an earlier post that I was praying that I would be able to co-ordinate this activity again. This is a photo of ladies from a local church who volunteered to come and work at Mission Makeover with my girls. On this night the girls who were in our program were able to share the skills they had learned and be the teachers. Each group pieced a baby quilt that night.
I am Thankful that my church has agreed to let me bring my girls to the church every other Friday. The girls will learn to sew and learn to make a quilt. I will be able to share the gospel with them. I am Thankful God opened the door!
And, one reason I was late posting was I spoke at a ladies group at my church this morning and I recruited 5 volunteers. I am thankful God provides.
Today I have many things to be thankful for. Sometimes these things I have prayed about. These answers have not been in my timing. I have waited 2 years to begin our sewing program again. But God is faithful and God provides provision.
I know that this post is up late and I probably have missed most of you early morning readers but I am praying that whoever gets a chance to come is blessed, encouraged and lifted up by their visit here.
I have had to lean on Isaiah 55:8 & 9 many times in the last 2 years as we prayed, dreamed and wished for ministry related items. I have had to lean many times as I prayed and waited for God's financial provision not only personally but for the ministry. There have been many days that I have had to just resolve to trust because sometimes it is just too darn hard. But I have learned that God is always faithful.
If you need to lean or trust. If you need a little more encouragement here the verse that has helped me so much.
Isaiah 55:8&9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways" declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways. And my thoughts than your thoughts."
May your day be Blessed.