Tonight I came across a blog I wrote last October called What If I Am The Fleece? As I read this, my thoughts turned to this wonderful place called CB. I have been here for over two and a half years. I firmly believe God led me here for a variety of reasons. One of them was because He knew I would need the support of people here when I eventually learned I had breast cancer. He knew I would meet people here who would laugh with me, cry with me, encourage me and support me. He knew I needed their love and their prayers. Oh, how they demonstrated that when an aneurysm ruptured in my brain last December and I was near death! I am eternally grateful that God brought me to this place.
In order for this wonderful site to continue, it needs our support. I think most if not all of us acknowledge that it takes money for something like this to operate as well as manpower.
The truth of the matter is, many say they would give if they could but few actually give. It is easy to come up with reasons why we cannot give. It is too easy.
Due to my recent illness and a clerical error which resulted in necessary paperwork not meeting a deadline, I did not get paid for two months nor is my employer planning to admit they handled things improperly. In addition to trying to meet our financial needs this past winter, I was also concerned about being able to give both to my church and to CB in a manner I normally did.
Oh how I cried out to God! Yes, there was the need to pay mounting bills but... oh how I wanted to give to those whom God used to bless me! I pleaded with Him to help me to continue to be able to do so.
Bit by bit, chunk by chunk, I stepped out in faith. I asked Him what I should do and how I should do it. Oh, sometimes it was hard for things were stretched so tightly. I gave and would wonder how I would meet obligations the next week... then I would get a gift from a friend, meals from someone at church, something from a family member, my husband got a bit of overtime on a check, bit by bit and piece by piece... God provided. Knowing how much I wanted to give, Our God kept providing me with the means to give... one bit at a time.
We say that we will pray that God will send people who will give but... what if the person God wants to send is us?
wow. praise GOD!
A willing heart is blessed by GOD. :)
Thanks for sharing ths k!
May you continue to bless people through the life that you live, thus bringing glory to our One True GOD! :)
Yes, sister. You must be going through such pressing time. I know how you feel as I have been through such times. But I must say the Lord has met the needs time and again.
Step out in faith, the faith of a mustard seed. And He will move the mountain for you.
May the Lord bless you and meet all your needs,