Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming....

11 days until I'm officially on campus! Staff meetings start Saturday! Eeeekkk!!! :D 

So I just finished up with a funding appointment and I was asked this question: What will you do if you don't end up fully funded?

A good question. A logical question. I searched for an answer for about 10 seconds and then I realized that I didn't believe I wasn't going to be fully funded. I wholeheartedly believe that God has called me to be on campus and that He, and only He, will bring in every dollar, every cent, that I need to be on campus. 

I spoke these thoughts out loud to the couple I met with. I told them I know this is where God has called me to be. I know because of His word that I will be fully funded. The question is a matter of when.  

Maybe God will do it by Aug. 7 (this upcoming Saturday- eek!) which is when our staff meetings kick off. Maybe it will be Aug. 15 which is my official deadline to be at least 75% funded. Maybe God won't fully fund me until October. Who knows. 

All I can do is continue to meet with people and ask, which seems to get progressively harder by the way; and trustingly, patiently wait. I keep thinking of Exodus 12:35 when God told Moses to tell the sons of Israel to ask the Egyptians for what they needed and the Egyptians gave! It's important to know the Egyptians hated the sons of Israel; they held them captive- in bondage. The Egyptians were the very reason the Israelites were fleeing Egypt! Now, I hope people don't hate me and only give because the Lord has put it upon their hearts, lol, but the point is they (the Israelites) were obedient and asked.  That's what I have to do: ASK. I also know it's not my battle because  it says as much  in 2 Chronicles 20; I just have to show up! 

I praise God for what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do. :)

As of today I'm 64% funded!!!! I'm getting closer. In the past two days it has gone up 2%. I'll get there when God wants me to be there, how He wants me to get there and with who! 

To my fellow Edgemates I know God has the same goodness, faithfulness and lovingkindness for you! Keep persevering; keep trusting; keep asking! 

"So then brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word." - 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 

I also couldn't get this song from Nemo out of my head: 

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