Their little house had become a place for teens to come and stay. Two friends of their teenage son were temporarily camped at their home whilst dealing with some family/personal stuff. This was fine as long as their older children were away for university--but pretty cramped if they were all home together. What should they do? They sold the house, bought a bigger house and now have room for even more teenagers to have a safe haven. One of the first friends has gone back home, but two more teens (and often one of their Moms) have moved in--all with parental blessing.
Selling and moving made no sense in the housing market. They had been in that home for 20 years. But God gave them a dream and they did it. In the midst of it all a bunch of teens and their families have been shown the practical love of Jesus.
And those of us watching from the outside are amazed, intrigued and blessed to see God work in availability. (I'll admit, sometimes I'm even jealous of their courage.) The funny thing is, they don't see it as courageous. They see it as obedience. They see it as the only right thing to do. And they are right.
“God delights in using ordinary Christians who come to the end of themselves and choose to trust in His extraordinary provision. He stands ready to allocate His power to all who are radically dependent on Him and radically devoted to making much of Him.”
by David Platt in
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
God, help me today to trust in your extraordinary provision. Help me to look at the possibilities and not the pitfalls. Continue to teach me to depend on you. Amen.
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