My True Love gave to me..the opportunity to GIVE to others!
I bought a goat last night and it made me so happy! Check this out![youtube id=”hkWwT4q67Ow”]
My Honey has the gift of giving. When God gave me the idea for starting a ministry, He gave Mike the idea, and the ability, to financially support it. Who knew it would cost MONEY to do ministry. That truth had never occurred to me and I am so glad it didn’t or it would have run me off as fast as the thought paid the first visit to my brain. I HATE (is that strong enough) FUND RAISING! I love ministry but I hate asking other people for money. Mike became our first giver and gave, in spite of some very lean years, consistently for 25 years. He even stayed in the top 10% of all of our donors, many who were millionaires. He was committed.. he was called. He believed in what God was doing through our ministry.
Things have changed a lot in our lives this past year. I won’t go into all the details but this I will tell you–Mike is still a giver. He has his charities, the ones God has called us to support, written down right alongside our monthly bills. They are all the same to Mike. First, comes our church tithe. Our home church gets the first 10%, after that we have about 4 or 5 others that get what we can give each month. Sometimes, it’s only $10.00!
I have learned the joy of giving from my husband, but my “TRUE LOVE”, my Jesus, has equipped me to follow through.
Beyond my church, my primary area of support right now is to share the message of post abortion recovery through Surrendering the Secret. It’s a quite a battle. A lonely battle and not one many others join me in but it is one God has captured my heart to share.
My second area of giving is to Proverbs 31 Ministries, the ministry that has not only captured my heart but fills it with joy and amazement as I witness Gods hand of favor. I have known Lysa Terkeurst for over 20 years, since she was a very young woman with HUGE HOPES for sharing the adventure of faith with other women. I have watched this ministry grow through her passionate pursuit, from the pits of challenges and shattered dreams to going places ONLY GOD could plan. I now have the humbling honor of serving on the Board of Directors of Proverbs 31 Ministries and am blessed to give faithfully each month.
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Last but not least, I bought a goat last night.
Yep, our middle son Andy has just moved to Seattle, Washington to join the ministry of World Concern. On our first visit to his new home, I completely understood his fresh passion for this worldwide move of God. I knew as we walked the hallways of the corporate headquarters that God had not only joined this ministry to Andy’s heart but also to mine. I have NEVER been so happy to buy a goat than last night!!! (OK, maybe I have never bought a goat before but I was REALLY HAPPY!!)
I do not share my giving to generate any type of admiration or high opinion of myself. I am simply a woman who desires to please and serve MY TRUE LOVE and HE SAYS GIVE!!! I only hope that my sharing inspires YOUR giving like My Honey inspired mine.
Tell me–what ministries has God placed on your heart? This is a great chance to tell a few others about them!!