I quickly saw why my fiancé was so drawn to this couple/family. They were so open about how they received a word from God that called them to South Florida. They didn’t know exactly how it was all going to work out, but they followed obediently and here they were, moving their launch date up a whole month, which means a month less of preparation, because they’re leaning on the Lord to provide them with all that they need to succeed in their ministry.
And let me tell you…
He is providing!
When I speak with them, it is evident how dependent they are upon the Lord and it amazes me every time I hear the latest news about how God has blessed them in their journey.
We’ve recently started planning a young adults group that will take place on Sunday nights and will kick off in just a few weeks. In planning for this young adults ministry, we are to come up with people to invite, those whom we think would enjoy the fellowship and community we’re bringing to the table.
Right from the beginning, I had one person in particular that I could feel God had placed on my heart and I couldn’t shake the feeling that I needed to speak with her.
And let me tell you…
He provided the opportunity!
The day after, I woke to a message from the very same person I had intended to speak with. This text was very out of the blue since we probably hadn’t been in contact for a week or so. While out of the blue, so to say, it definitely wasn’t just a coincidence that she had messaged me… God gave me the words to speak into her life, advice that she was seeking, and the opportunity was presented to where I was able to invite her to the young adult ministry and tell her all about this church plant that God has placed a fire in my heart for!
Needless to say I was floored at how God showed up.
A similar situation just happened two days ago! My fiancé and I were talking with a friend who we’ve just recently become closer to and she opened up about some personal stuff that she was going through. Now, I do have to give my fiancé the credit on this one because he definitely picked up on it more than I did. He had mentioned that because she had opened up so much, I might reach out to her; it seemed as though she really needed someone to talk to and we would never know if we were the only ones she’d ever opened up to.
I immediately began praying about how I would approach the situation if it ever presented itself to where I could ask her to hang out again. Although we had become closer as friends, I didn’t know if we were at the point in our relationship where I could ask if she was okay, without it being sort of awkward (at least for her). To be honest, this was just me overthinking whether or not I was really being called to reach out or not.
And let me tell you one more time…
The same thing that happened last time happened yet again! I woke up to a message from her! When I saw this I literally couldn’t contain how in awe I was that God moved so quickly. She had ended up letting me know that she had a great time hanging with my fiancé and me and that we should make the time to hang out again!
I cannot express how grateful I am in this season of not only just being able to observe but be involved in how God is moving. He is present and has gifted me with the opportunity to fellowship with and speak life into those who are hurting and lost and I could not be more excited for what this next season of life will hold.
In all of
Matthew 7:7 ESV
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
And know that whatever He has placed before you, He will see you through it if only you lean on Him completely.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”