Friday, August 30, 2013

A Quetzal (about 75¢) In My Pocket and a little faith.

We began taking steps of faith. It still requires faith each time I think of those steps. God has always come through, but once you step onto things you can not see... they still remain invisible. 

We haven't seen the ground for months. 

But it is no longer steps of faith that we consider. It is now something more. I am aware that faith has carried us far and I am intensely aware of the story of Peter as he walked on water. The moment he took his eyes off of Jesus, he began to sink... to fall.

When we rise on faith, we must keep our eyes on Jesus. We are in no safer place than his wings, but we are also aware that we can not soar without Him. A fall from here would kill us.

Today we made an offer on a large property. A place where we would have potential to launch a mission that far outstrips our previous vision. God can see so much farther than my eyes. The payment I have to offer–it is a story, a dream, and my word.

View of the property from House #1 overlooking
the apartment & garage exit to the street.

A Quetzales (about 75¢) In My Pocket & Faith–Might Be Enough.

We have stopped worrying about outcomes here... our only role is obedience. We have learned that if God wills it, and we are obedient in our faith and in our walk, that He will provide it.

And so... I shook a man's hand yesterday with a single coin in my pocket, I went home and we prayed and sought wisdom in the scriptures and from trusted advisors. And today my signature rides a letter to a man who will consider an offer that would stretch us both... as I challenged him to join us in this ministry sharing our calling with his generosity.

Will the offer be accepted? Will God chose this path for us? I do not know. I can only tell you that again we have chosen to be faithful, even though the span of the unknown can no longer be crossed with mere steps. 

And so we leap.

 By faith we understand 
that the worlds were framed by the word of God, 
so that the things which are seen
 were not made of things which are visible.
Hebrews 11:3

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