Wednesday, February 6, 2013

So you're a Capricorn...

Haha no. Not really.
I'm not actually into horoscopes.
I used to be. And I'm a Leo, for the record. But now I just pray and trust Jesus, instead of trying to do figure out my future via some mystical stargazer.

He promises in (Romans 8) that, "All things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose."

That's a good enough fortune for me.

Anyway I thought I'd take a few minute to post on the bloggy... I am trying to be fast though, because I'm working at New York City's fashion week tomorrow and despite the phrase "fashionably late"... I want to avoid getting "fashionably fired" by running late for dressing a show.

First story of God's faithfulness on this trip to New York?

Housing and food.

So before I went to China(two weeks ago) I had arranged housing for my trip to NYC, but it hadn't been fully confirmed by my very hospitable friend. It seemed promising though, so I wasn't nervous.

I had also planned my budget and didn't budget lunches into my expenses- because when doing these outreaches with Models For Christ- MFC caters lunch.

Welllllllllllll... Upon landing in LA Sunday evening... Sick and exhausted. I received a message saying that unfortunately I did NOT have housing for the majority of my time in NYC. I then received an email saying that things had changed and there would no longer be lunches provided for the volunteers.

NBD. Sick. Over-sleepy. Two days before leaving for New York.


Thankfully God has been teaching me not to stress an to just trust Him. So I prayed then did what every hard working and responsible person would do.... I climbed in bed and fell asleep. :)

Monday came and went.... Still no housing and still uneasy about my budget.

I was praying for housing- not just a place to sleep, but a place near to where I would be working because of our loonnnggg days.

Tuesday arrives. I'm leaving for New York in 24 hours.

And the phone rings. (Dramatic pause....)

I didn't answer... because I was still in bed. (haha not quite a climactic turn of events...but wait...)

My friend Kalyn texts me immediately and says she has housing for me. I call the number she gives me and the woman who answers is basically an angel. Her daughter did YWAM so she was thrilled when she discovered that I was a YWAMer too. She lives ONE BLOCK from where I will be everyday!!!! AND she offered to provide breakfast and dinner everyday!!

Then! I get another email regarding lunches and it turns out MFC received a donation from a YWAM team and lunches WILL BE PROVIDED DAILY!!

How crazy is that?
Housing- better than I could have known to hope for.
Every meal provided for me.

AND- some very fashionable friends provided me with gorgeous black clothes to wear backstage every day. One ultra generous friend even bought me my favorite new boots so that I would have warm toes in the cold city.

God is faithful and He loves to show it.

Final word? My friend Nova reminded me recently that God's love is not like a pie... It's like an ocean. If it were like a pie then testimonies like this one about God's faithful provision could invoke envy, bitterness, or resentment in your heart. Because its like I got a slice of the pie and now there is less for you. But God's love is like an ocean. So my stories can encourage you-- if God is faithful to take care of me, He will be faithful to take care of you! If I get to experience the ocean of His love and faithfulness, you can be excited about the miles of ocean available for you to enjoy.

Same faithful God.
Different unique story of how He reveals Himself.

Be blessed friends!

"Therefore do not worry, saying 'What shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear? For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for today is it own trouble." Matthew 6:31-34

PS. I arrived at my housing this evening and it is a dream home!! I felt like a princess when I walked in! Such an enormous blessing!! Ah! I could squeal! So much pink! And sparkles!


Anonymous said...

You saved my day dear friend!
Glad and inspired to hear how God is working in your life!
Do you know if you are coming to Sweden yet? love Rebecca

Lily said...

I just started following your Blog, I think that it seems like you are on such a beautiful journey and that you are really enjoying life! Good for you!