Friday, April 9, 2010

God's Blessings of 2010...We are God's Most Treasured Possessions!

Normally, I would not post an article like this until the end of the year; however, God has been so good to us that I have to share it!

Many of you know, that God is taking our family on a "different" kind of journey right now. My husband quit his full-time ministry job of 10 years and we have been without that income since the beginning of the year. Don is helping to start a new motion picture company (After Eden Pictures) and we are not receiving an income from it yet. God wants us to be patient and trust Him to provide in His time and in His way.

I have to say, that we know, without a shadow of a doubt, that we are exactly in the middle of God's will. Is being in the middle of God's will always easy? NO! But, I can tell you that being in the middle of God's will is marked with God's peace and blessing. Now, His blessing is not always the kind of blessing we think is best for us, but His blessings are always best for us!

I have been writing our blessings for the year. Normally, I would have a couple of pages with about 100 blessings for the whole year. But, this year, I am already on page 15 and about 150 blessings and only 1/4th of the year has gone by already! Suffice it to say, that even though we are going through a trying time financially, God has provided for us miraculously and abundantly! We are so grateful for His provision. And, that's what He's reminding us of right now, among other things, that we are not dependent upon "man" for our provision...ALL provision comes from God! :o)

God has been so faithful to provide odd-jobs for Don to do, family and friends who have given gifts (both tangible and intangible) to us from their hearts. Our family has been very blessed through this journey God is taking us on right now. We have all had to make sacrifices in many different  ways, but we've all learned that all of this is SO worth it! It's helped us grow closer as a family. We have also grown closer to the Lord. There is no dearer possession to Don and I than our children. Likewise, we are God's most treasured possessions...