I'm sending this quick praise report to update you on what God is doing since I asked people to partner with me last week, so I can become a full-time missionary.
It's been crazy.
Do you ever know that you are called to something, and know that God promised to bless it, but then you're shocked when He actually does? Probably not. 🙂 But I have to admit that I am in shock. This kind of faith about financial things is something I have long struggled with, because I have had a great job, so honestly God has provided for what I have needed out of that, and things have been fine. They could always be finer, but the bills have been paid and we've been blessed. 🙂
But my husband and I have a spiritual son who was challenging our faith (in a good way) recently. He felt God challenging him to believe for greater blessings–the kind of blessings Scripture promises–the ones that go beyond the mere provision of a job.
BIG blessings. Greater outpourings. The kind of Malachi-3 blessings where God promises to open the windows of heaven and pour us out so much blessing that we don't have room enough to receive it.
And when our son was talking to us about this, something stirred in me. I had to admit: I haven't been believing God for enough. I've still got room for plenty of blessings … so I must not have been believing God for His Word! (Ouch!)
So I started to push my faith. If God said it, it's true. We just have to mix our faith with His promise and put a demand on Him to do what He said He would do. So I began believing Him for more, according to His Scriptural promises–not merely believing for the crumbs, for “just enough.” And He's been answering in many, many areas of life. (Thank You, Lord!)
So about this partner thing.
This same spiritual son of ours felt like Papa told him to pray for me to have 1,000 partners. That's more than I need to quit my job, but I'm not believing God for just enough to live in poverty. No; I'm believing God for abundance to fund my writing work, plus the mission work I am doing with my church, PLUS more abundance to allow me to sow into pastors and Gospel workers like I'm called to do. (I'm passionate about sowing into for pastors, so they can have respite time with their spouses and families, and time away from their jobs for soul care and spiritual renewal.)
And a couple of days later, God told me to believe for 1,000 partners too… because where two or more agree as touching any thing, it shall be done for them (Matthew 18:19).
So I'm believing God. His Word is true, and He's a good Daddy who lifts Himself up to be gracious to His babies. My husband and I and our spiritual family are holding Papa to His Word, and He is answering.
So far, He has sent 25 of the 1,000 partners. That's huge and fast. (If you're one of them, THANK YOU.) I'm so thankful. This is building my faith and building my husband's faith, big-time.
So we need 975 more partners.
And this morning, when I was spending time with the Lord, He took me to Matthew 7 and these verses really jumped out at me:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).
And I felt like Papa told me not to let it drop. If I ask, it will be given to me. But it takes effort on my part; I have to ask.
So, beloved reader, I am asking.
Would you partner with me financially so I can serve our Lord full-time in His harvest field? I need 975 more partners, so I'm asking you to partner with me in the amount of $8 per month.
I have a written plan for what I will do with my time, what you will receive in return, and what my accountability structure will be (since I will be serving at my local church, www.abbashouse.com). You can read that plan and all the details, as well as sign up to be a partner, here:
When you sign up, your card will be charged each month on the same day of the month. And you can cancel at any time, although of course I pray you won't need to. 🙂
THANK YOU. Thank you in advance for being one of the 1,000 who will help me use technology to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth, as well as to minister God's love and healing to precious sons and daughters here in my hometown. The harvest is ripe, and I thank God and you for making it possible to dedicate myself to God's harvest field.
By the way: for those of you who have already partnered with me: THANK YOU again. I have been praying for you and speaking God's Word over you, and I ask God to give you a divine impartation of everything holy in my life that He has given me. His mercies endure forever, and He'll do that and far more. 🙂 Great is His faithfulness!
Well, that's all, folks. Stay tuned to the blog tomorrow for the next installment of our study on the sevenfold Holy Spirit. (I'm writing it today.) Much love to you, and have a wonderful day!
Together in the service of the King,