Nothing is impossible
About six weeks ago, an opportunity was presented to me. This opportunity is currently THE #1 item on my list of dreams (bucket list). It is the chance to go on an 11 day study tour in Israel. I have never wanted anything so much in my life. I would know some of the people going and one of my mentors is co-hosting it. It couldn’t be more perfect…
But there was/is one huge obstacle…the cost for the trip is 4 grand. Let me put that into perspective for you…that is 20% of my annual income…(remember the blog in which I stepped out in faith and whittled my jobs down to one…and lost that 7 extra grand a year…).
For the past 6 weeks, I would look at the brochure almost daily. And pray. I became fixated on it.
Last week was youth camp. It was the best youth camp that I have been a part of. God was so faithful. There was a solid, deep move of God. No major discipline issues. Very peaceful. At one service only 10 out of the 160 campers remained in their seats during prayer time. During this week, I was able to give this longing to go to Israel to God. I would not fixate on it. Once I did that, I had peace and did not think about it anymore.
As I pulled into my driveway, after a perfect week and a fun ride home, my nieces were there with balloons, streamers and silly string to greet me. I felt so loved. We walked into the house and more decorations awaited me.
I stopped at my kitchen table to glance at my mail. I noticed a pretty envelope in the pile. Curious, I looked to see who it was from. When I opened it, a check fell out. It was a check for $2,000. For my Israel trip. I started crying and was in utter shock. My nieces asked me what was the matter. They have known how badly I wanted to go. And knew that I couldn’t afford it. They were amazed at God’s provision. I am so grateful to the wonderful person who blessed me with this gift! What it did for my nieces…to show what God can do, means more to me than anything. I pray that God doubly blesses them!!!!
I still need to come up with the rest by the end of January but I am confident that God will provide the rest.
So yesterday I mailed in my registration and my deposit. And remembered that you can never out give God. And nothing is impossible. No matter what you are facing…nothing is impossible!