Wednesday, May 06, 2009

It's Happening

A couple weeks ago I told you about the New Testament reading marathon I am coordinating around the National Day of Prayer.
Now it is time to testify.

God is faithful, friends.

He is so faithful!

I am excited about the opportunity to have the entire New Testament read aloud in the city of Lansing over the next twenty-four hours. I know His Word is powerful and it will not go out and return void. As we speak God's Word in the Capitol Building, in a downtown church and even in private homes around the city, He will be honored.
And, believe me, I am thrilled about that fact.

But before we even get to that point, I am fully convinced God has done an amazing work in my heart once more, as I have had the opportunity to trust Him in the planning.
Oh, more than once I have wished God operated according to my schedule. If He did, we would have had this whole deal planned and put to bed two weeks ago. That's the way I like to work - control freak that I am.
But God does not work according to my anal quirkiness schedule. He works in His perfect time, and when He does that I learn I can trust Him.
As of Monday night I still had 19 readers to find, plus several more for the over-night shift. My poor team captain for that shift was getting nervous and I (in my flesh) was afraid we wouldn't find people and I would be up all night reading.
But Tuesday morning as I was driving to speak for a MOPS group I got a voice mail from a woman who had come up with a group of five people to cover that overnight spot. Whew!
And throughout the rest of the day Tuesday, up until right now as I am typing this ahead of time to post Wednesday morning, more readers are surfacing. Such that I only have nine openings, and the overnight is covered.
I will be at the Capitol all day tomorrow. I can read during the times when no one else is there. It's covered. Even so, I am still confident God is going provide more readers.

Honestly, I have given in to stress more than once over the past week - even as I have maintained the knowledge that God would work things out. Now I am simply giddy with praise and delight as I am witnessing Him coming through. He is so good. Do you hear me???

Please join me in praising God for His faithfulness and power.

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God's girl said...

Praise God for His faithfulness! Isn't it amazing how God always comes through:) Have a very blessed day!

luvmy4sons said...

How awesome is that! I picture angels and rays of light beaming ot heaven all over your town as this is done! Too cool!

Stacey said...

I hear ya, sistah!!! Yay :) I'll be praying for your event throughout my day today.

Love ya!

LisaShaw said...

Praying and praising GOD with you. Very exciting!

LisaShaw said...

O Karen did you receive Cindy's email? When I replied all two days ago yours returned. I'm unsure what Email address she was using for you.

Melissa said...

What an awesome event!! I am so excited for you and grateful for your faithfulness and obedience to God's calling! This event will be so special and I'm sure God will bless those readers in a special way!
Enjoy the special day!