We have been reflecting a ton on how the Lord has been so faithful to us. He is so good even when we are not. We, as people, are so caught up in ourselves that we think that we have "earned" whatever is given to us. Before we got married (circa May), we had no idea where we were going to live, if we would have jobs, or how we would survive. We had a constant battle of giving these burdens over to the Lord. It was a really tough and trying time not knowing where we would be in 2 months. But of course, the Lord is faithful. ("Let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23) In June He provided an amazing job for David that could not have been hand-picked better. David was stuck between wanting to do ministry and business. What does the Lord do? Give him a company to work for thats mission is to combine ministry and business. (Booster) Wow. Great example of how the Lord's plans are so above and better than our own. David realized that the Lord was shutting so many doors because He knew something better. Then we were nervous because we didn't know how we would afford an apartment in Dallas on one salary. (I didn't have a job) The Baker family tells us that we can live in their beautiful home. That is when the Lord just provides abundantly. We live in the nicest part of Dallas with the most amazing family. I still didn't have a job. After searching I get a job the first day of school at an awesome school doing something I didn't know I would enjoy so much. The Lord has constantly provided for us when we give it to Him. It's hard to give it over because human nature wants to hold on to it. But the Lord knows best, trust us.
It's funny how the Lord makes us sort of uncomfortable sometimes wanting to see if we will trust Him. He is a good Father though and loves His children. ("If you then ,being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then will your Father in Heaven give what is good to those who ask him?" Matthew 7:11)
Thank you Lord for all You have done and are continuing to do!
Twelve Days of Boots: Day 9 by The Pioneer Woman
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