Praise be to God for all your letters, prayers, emails, and encouragements all the way around! It has truly been an answer to prayer for me this week. Now that I’m adjusting to the schedule and things, God is working in me in new ways.
I typically am not a person to share with God and other people what I’m going through. By doing so, I build up pride in thinking I can deal with struggles on my own… no problem right? Wrong.
In a sermon one of the speakers did last Sunday was on Acts 3. He touched on things in our lives that we want. Simple concept: we want the things we want, which normally conform to our human nature. However, very few times do we want the things we need.
For me, this consisted of wanting comfort, but by my own efforts and means rather than seeking out the instruction of God and resting in His presence. Thankfully, He has used this weakness in me to push me closer to Him and acknowledge the fact that He desires me to come to Him and allow others to pray for me.
With that being said, here are a few praises and requests He’s brought to me:
– one of our new ladies is doing fantastic! Her love for Jesus is growing daily, and she has come out during small group bible study to share this. It is so encouraging to see her mature.
– Continual flow of food donations (all of Betel relies on the grocery stores in the area for our food; such a blessing!)
-Our other new girl is really struggle with being in Betel and is still resisting God. She is open, but doesn’t quite seek change, and would really like to leave. She is so full of life and has so much potential, but just pray God would open her heart to him.
-Details for our new property in Coventry need to be figured out; prayer for those in charge that things would flow smoothly
– For the house leaders; it’s a stressing job running a whole house of people and daily they need a lot of patience and strength
There is, in fact, evidence of modern-day Hobbits living in Birmingham. This has been made clear to me by the copious amounts of door knobs in the middle of doors (granted the doors are not round, but it must be an evolutionary effect of Hobbit homes).