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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The PROVIDENCE of God... At that very moment!

Isn't God amazing! This morning, I read something in 2 Kings which spoke to my heart. I know, I know, 2 Kings?!? Again, these books have never been my favorite, but recently, they have seemed to COME ALIVE! I love how God is guarding my heart by filling my mind with His Word and reminding me that He is in control of every small detail along the way! Check this out...

The New Living Translation 2 Kings 8:1-6
1 Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life, "Take your family and move to some other place, for the LORD has called for a famine on Israel that will last for seven years." 2 So the woman did as the man of God instructed. She took her family and lived in the land of the Philistines for seven years. 3 After the famine ended she returned to the land of Israel, and she went to see the king about getting back her house and land. 4 As she came in, the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God. The king had just said, "Tell me some stories about the great things Elisha has done." 5 And Gehazi was telling the king about the time Elisha had brought a boy back to life. At that very moment, the mother of the boy walked in to make her appeal to the king."Look, my lord!" Gehazi exclaimed. "Here is the woman now, and this is her son – the very one Elisha brought back to life!" 6 "Is this true?" the king asked her. And she told him that it was. So he directed one of his officials to see to it that everything she had lost was restored to her, including the value of any crops that had been harvested during her absence.

Again, isn't God AMAZING that He would use Elisha to heal her son and then orchestrate her steps over the course of seven years to culminate at that very moment! A coincidence? After 7 years? I think NOT!!! God's provision protected her from the famine and restored her as she returned. God took care of the timing. She simply obeyed "as the man of God had instructed."

Baby Step #1: medical forms. I made my appointment yesterday and am scheduled for July 10. DoubleT had his appointment for a physical yesterday. Unfortunately, we did not realize that the physical involved a TB test. No big deal, right? Well, once upon a time DoubleT reacted positive on a TB test, even though he doesn't have TB. That means that any time he has to have a TB test, his results will show up as positive. The solution? He has to have a chest x-ray, and that, we will have to pay for because of our health insurance deductible. We also found out from our agency that health forms have to be redone every 12 months, so we are thinking that we might wait to have the x-ray and finish the form until we are almost ready to have the home study done. That could at least buy us a little time on the far side...
Cost - ??? TBD prior to having the x-ray

Baby Step #2: fingerprints.
We will have these done on Thursday.
Cost - $10

We are still praising God because we know He is in control of the timing of every moment, AND because He IS Worthy!

Preparing our fields...

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Great post. I am excited to hear that you are continuing to take steps. I have been reading through Ezra and Ezekial and continue to be amazed at how God reveals himself. We are continuing to pray for you and Daniel. We are here if you need it.

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