116- God’s Revealed Will
November 22, 1983
Dan has been heavy and burdened. Today I felt such compassion for the frustrations he was feeling and I asked God to please speak to Dan about His will for us. That evening my best friend’s husband, Paul, came over to get some teaching tapes from us, totally out-of-the-blue, spontaneous, and unusual.
He knew we were reviving our interest in Dan getting more training so that we could get to Japan and fulfill our calling.
He had come primarily because he felt he had a word from the Lord for us:
“there is a family and a house waiting to receive you or in the process of being prepared for you. They will appreciate your strong commitment to the Lord and His work. Love is waiting for your family. The Lord is saying: go north, far north, and do not put off applying the school there. People there are professional, stable, mature.”
Dan took this word to heart and set to work on his application to Elim Bible Institute in upstate New York. We sent it off a few weeks later. He also applied himself to completing the finishing touches to our solar house so we could put it on the market.
Besides our pastor’s sermons and the books we were reading, many visiting speakers to our church fueled our enthusiasm in trusting in Jesus and living our lives full of faith in Him.
Anthony Campolo spoke at our church and we also listened to his messages on the Christian radio station, KNIS. Campolo said:
*it’s okay to be poor if it’s because you’ve given everything away to help others.
*we need to cry over the things God cries over.
*be yielded and surrendered so Jesus can use you.
*Jesus didn’t preach prosperity.
Paul arriving with a word for us on the day I had prayed was remarkable. We had been waiting and praying for a breakthrough and this was it.