In the process of raising support, God likes to use this aspect of humanity by saying, "SURPRISE!!!" He is always showing us that He's got us. During this trip to TN, we had the resources to get here, but weren't sure how all the rest was going to be taken care of. We told God this and what does He do: SURPRISE! Unexpectedly, we received a call on Sunday afternoon from a local pastor asking us to come and share our ministry with his congregation, and that they would take up a love offering for our family. I heard someone, somewhere, somtime make a statement that sounded "cheesy" at the time, but it seems to be what is happening at times in our lives: as our praises go up, His blessings come down.
As human as I am and continue to find myself getting trapped by my own failing self-reliance, God shows me that HE and HE ALONE is in control! God is always showing me that I can't figure Him out, and that I can't rely on my own efforts. Ultimately, it just comes down to faith and trust in Him. It can't be of my own demands, but in simple obedience.
How about you?
Dennis Runner- a witness, a follower, a student, and a lump of clay in the hands of my God and Savior.