“If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine…Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” Psalm 50: 1, 10-12, 15 (verses 1 and 10-11 are in the slideshow)
The other day in my Bible-reading, I read the verse in Luke about having faith like a mustard seed. It seemed especially applicable during this faith-building time of support-raising and transition for Zambia. The point of this verse (“If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Lk 17:5) is not about how much faith one has – contrary to what the oh-so-popular health, wealth, and prosperity movement teaches.
Instead, it is about how much God can do with even just a speck of faith. So, Derek and I prayed that God would take our mustard seed of faith and do the impossible – in our case, raise both our monthly support from 62% and our one-time support from 48% to 100%…in 2 months.
Last week, we got our mid-month financial statement. And in a matter of seconds, we realized that between some new donors and another rather substantial donation, our monthly support was at 74%, and our one-time support was over 100%!
God moved our mulberry tree! And not only that, but He did it in such a way as to prove that it was all Him. So, what has our response been? To glorify God.
God is good. We are undeserving. God is faithful. We stand amazed. God is strong and powerful and loves to do these sorts of things. We are humbled and love to tell people about our great God.
So, now there is only 26% of our monthly support to raise. That’s it! Please, would you, first of all, thank God with us for this incredible provision? And then would you pray that He would pour out more grace in the form of 26% monthly support? For HIS glory…and our delight and amazement…and the whole-hearted worship of Zambians.