Before I begin, I would like to say that the sole purpose of this blog entry is to encourage every reader to press on today in total trust. I have no intentions to place judgment on anyone, or to condemn.
When I travel to different places around the world, apart from teaching and ministering in different places, I also seek to expand our network of prayer and financial supporters, as well as raise support for the work in Israel.
During the last trip to the States, I had the privilege of witnessing great spiritual fruit; it was probably the most fruitful trip I had in a long time, praise the Lord. In many of the places that I spoke at, I felt that I should not mention the need for support and place the emphasis on the teaching/speaking only.
Before the trip, I asked a few people to pray for a specific amount of funds that I had in my heart to raise during the trip. As the trip continued on, the support that I was hoping for did not come in; yet, I still felt strongly that I should not mention the need for support!
“Trust Me” … these were the words that the Lord gave me during the trip. For me, that fact that I believe in God meant that I needed to die to myself, and trust that He would provide for all the needs of the ministry.
As the trip went on, I had the opportunity to share what the Lord had spoken to me with a few people, not knowing what was happening in their lives. And so the trip continued and I came to the last 48 hours of the trip, still short of the funds needed.
Well, I will be the first to say that God never fails in His promises! It was during the last 48 hours of the trip that the Lord faithfully delivered through a few different avenues. He alone abundantly provided everything we needed – and then some!
I’ll be honest; I was struggling with whether or not to write this blog. However, after I saw how a few individuals were touched and encouraged in their own lives by this story, I decided to share it with you. I also felt strongly that there is someone reading this who needs the encouragement that He will provide. He is always faithful to give us what we need. Let the words of our Messiah Yeshua encourage you:
“For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? “And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span? “And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. “But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? “Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:25-34
In closing, as we are in the midst of a special time of reflection in our lives and repentance of our sins, let us all reflect, repent, and make a decision to not only follow God, but to also trust Him.
Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tova,
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