Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Guess What I Found In My Bible

So, you all know Josie-Tatum and I are planning to go to South Africa on a mission trip. You all know that I had no idea where the money was coming from. God has proven Himself to be the Wonder-Working, Awe-Inspiring Jehovah-Jireh from the moment we made the committment.

Thanks to my new friend Addie, I'm reading "If You Want To Walk On Water, You've Got To Get Out of the Boat." This morning, as I was praying with my Bible and meditating on truths found in the book, I felt a prompting of the Holy Spirit to give a gift to a friend, a small gift with her BIG need, but a gift of faith when we, too, are fund-raising. God promised me that He would be faithful to provide our needs if I would be faithful.

After my prayer time, I went upstairs, searched her blog, and made a $100 donation via Pay Pal. I immediately left work, and you know what I found in my mailbox....you guessed it...an anonymous $100 donation for our trip.

As if that was not affirmation enough, we've just completed a cake fund-raiser, and one more person called to find out if it was too late to order a cake...Nope, she called just in time. That was another $15 profit.

After school today, I sent my oldest daughter to town. A friend had given me some scrap gold. Whitney called, "Guess what! You've got $105 more."

What a blessed day, Josie-Tatum and I were discussing. God had blessed us with $220 all in one day. As I was talking with Caleb about the LORD's provisions, he said, "I have to admit, Mama, I didn't have much faith in you. I didn't think you would pull it off." Yeah, he said it.

Then tonight, guess what I found in my Bible just before bedtime....


just guess.........


did you guess yet?????????????

$500!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You read that right! Not $5. Not $50. But $500! Thanks to another A in my life. Thanks to my Wonder-Working, Awe-Inspiring, Jehovah-Jireh! If you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat.

So tonight, when we were praying together, Josie-Tatum said, "You're right, Mama. God is good."

All the time, Baby!

The LORD has done great things for us, whereof we are glad.

6 comments:

Nate and Brenda said...

That kind of stuff just gives me wonderful goosebumps all over!!! What an awesome God we have!!!!

Talley Images said...

amazing.... just amazing!

One Happy Momma said...

Thank you my dear friend!

Look at what God is doing! I am just in awe of His work!

Is it alright if I post about "our" (yours and my)day yesterday on my blogs?

May the blessings continue to come your way!

Goosegirl said...

This is fabulous news!! What a blessing and answer to prayer! I love these faithbuilders.

Terry said...

I'm looking that book up because that is exactly what God spoke to me...I even wrote it in my faith blog....He is faithful...

Gretchen & Craig said...

I am so blessed and encouraged through reading your post! Praise the Lord! We do serve an awesome God! I pray that your trip to South Africa goes well and that the Lord keeps His hand upon everyone so that you are safe and healthy.

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