241 – Receiving is Hard
December 14, 1986
There was much confusion and warfare before church at Elim. It was unusual.
I felt some good things MUST be ahead. And I was right.
- The message was excellent. Stacey Cline, whom Dan admires greatly, preached.
We felt we received confirmation on our willing availability and total submission being necessary in order that dynamic power would come forth in our lives. This means pressure, tribulation, prayer and praise are necessary for release of power as well as holiness.
- We visited with Jim and Gail, new friends, for a couple of hours while Dan tried to fix our new station wagon. Couldn’t. But we had a good visit.
They gave us two bags of groceries later in the week, worried that with Dan out of work we could get hungry! Bless them.
- Vivian (our babysitter from down the street who is living at the Pletcher’s) gave our name to her church for Christmas handout of groceries and clothes!
I said: Vivian, why us?
V: Well, you don’t have a car…
V: and Dan doesn’t have a job…
- Wayne Pletcher (and his son Chris)(whose car we borrowed Saturday night and Sunday) came over just as we got home, about 4pm. They invited us to Christmas dinner at their house! Praise God! Also –they offered to get us a Christmas tree! Praise God!
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
I am overwhelmed by the goodness of Our God. I am humbled and all this receiving is a little difficult.