Friday, May 20, 2011

God is good...all the time!

Today I am sharing my first guest post. Alida is a friend of mine who is currently living in Belize. She and her husband Tom moved there to serve God after 5 years in Russia. Her blog is about their experiences as they serve God's people in Belize. Please check out her link at the bottom of the page. Her blog has been a great deal of inspiration for me. Thank you so much Alida!

God is good...all the time!

Yesterday the people that we had been borrowing furniture from came to pick it up.  
So we were left without living room furniture, a dining room table or a bed for the 
guest room.

We brought the plastic lawn chairs into the house.
We ate our meals sitting in those chairs.
Nathan and Tom took turns inflating the air mattress for Nathan to sleep on.

We made do.

We went to the zoo and enjoyed our day... we moved on.

Another friend had baked a birthday cake for me.  I went to pick it up.  I made 
dinner.  We watched a movie.  We accepted our situation without grumbling.  
Nathan is here.  We have each other.  Nothing else mattered.

God is good... all the time.

The people in our fellowship found out that we didn't have furniture in the 
living room or dining room.
Things started to arrive.  A picnic table, an end table, a few chairs.... and then 
they came over to pray.

They prayed for our home and for it to be filled with all that we need.
They prayed for us.  They prayed over Nathan.
They filled our home with laughter and love.
All we gave them in return were cups of cold water and heartfelt thanks.

In time we will purchase furniture.  We have been saving up for the things we need.
Tonight we saw that part of what we needed was to be surrounded by people 
who care.

We came here to Belize to offer help, be of God's love,
And here we are receiving...experiencing generosity from those who don't 
have much and yet are willing to share what they do have... and we are humbled.

God is good...all the time.

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