We've had a few unexpected expenses at the house within the last two weeks. First, there was a problem with the air conditioner on the van, about $200. Then we had to get a new battery, about 70 bucks. Next, the transmission on the van died, I believe about $1500. Saturday morning, the air conditioning went out on the upstairs unit, $60 service call to have it checked. Apparently the air compressor was bad on the AC unit, estimated $2100 repair, whoa, the straw that broke the camel's back. How much more can this ministry take?
I know several people prayed for an intervention. Please, Lord, help us financially. Move somehow, someway.
Today, our board president came to the house with another AC man. He was able to fix the problem with the air conditioning unit, at least temporarily, for $120! He told us the part he used may solve the problem for 2 months or 2 years, we'll just have to wait and see!
Prayers answered. He did it again. Isn't that just like God?
I've been pondering 2 Corintians 8:9 .... "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: although He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich." Today, I did a little word study on this word "rich" using a Greek dictionary and discovered something interesting.
The first "rich" mentioned in the verse is an adjective that referred to being materially wealthy and abounding in Christian virtues and eternal possessions. The second "rich" mentioned was a verb that referred to us having obtained riches, being supplied abundantly, so that we could share the blessings of salvation to all people.
The "verb" part really struck me as significant......how do we actively (like a verb) express this kind of rich. Could it be to use Christ's resourses that he abundantly supplied through his life, death, and resurrection in order to share His grace with others? Maybe so. I'll keep studying on this....
I make sense of 2 Corintians in my mind this way, and I pray that I am on track......... "You know how Jesus Christ demonstrated His grace: Although he is rich, owning all earthly and eternal possesions and perfect in all morality and virtue, He became poor so that we could abundantly possess every resource we need as we share the blessing of salvation with others."
I'm comforted to know that the Word promises that we are already abundantly supplied with everything we need in this ministry called The Way Home. I'm reminded that His resources are stored eternally and that He may not choose to reveal the resources until what seems to me to be the very last moment. God will supply the resources to meet our needs so that every girl at The Way Home can know the blessing of salvation.
I can hardly wait until He does it again.