God’s provision and sundry of other things…
I have enjoyed writing to you, my readers, on a weekly basis. Making a commitment at the beginning of this year to blog once a week was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Hopefully it has been encouraging to you. I know it has been good for me in the discipline of study and personal growth. I have learned so much – not to mention that it has given me the opportunity to develop my skill as a writer and communicator. You are very kind and patient to read my weekly ramblings. I do not claim to always get it right, and your feedback and personal insights have helped as we all grow in the grace of our Lord together.
Taking a break from Blogging
I wanted to let you know that I will be taking a break from writing for the next three weeks due to my upcoming trip to Ecuador. I want to have the ability to focus completely on the work that the team and I will be doing as we engage the gospel in that country and support the local churches we have been working with for the last five years. I would, however, covet your prayers as we go. Pray for the team, as they will be teaching a total of 800-1000 kids from each camp we will be conducting the three weeks we are there. The entire leadership team – including my brother, Micah, Elizabeth Fox, Ashlyn Ours, and myself – would ask you specifically to pray that we would be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and walk in humility as servant leaders. If you would like to keep up with our trip you can do so by following our trip blog at globalencounter.com or viewing up to date photos on Global Encounter’s Facebook page.
God’s Provision: What was lost is now found!
Before I close, I would like to share one short testimony of the provision of the Lord that I hope will encourage you. The last couple of days have been quite stressful because my brother’s [Micah Cavanaugh’s] passport was lost in the mail. It was a big deal since he flies out of the country this Saturday. It’s a long story and time will not allow me to relay all the details. Needless to say, much time has been spent on the phone and the brain has never been so racked in an effort to discover a solution to the problem. You eventually come to a point where you realize that you are completely helpless and there is nothing more you can do to fix the problem. But do you know what? That is a perfectly wonderful place to be. It means that you have to trust our sovereign God to do His will [Proverbs 3:5 & 6]. Yes, we as humans are an integral part of the working out of that will, but sometimes our God tells us to be still and know that He is God [Psalm 46:10]. And that was all we could do. Oh, did I mention that we found his passport? We did. Through a Spirit lead idea of a close friend, we checked Thursday morning with the post office branch near Micah’s address and guess what? They had it! Yes, I did a happy dance. It was the best birthday gift ever [by the way, it was my birthday on Thursday].
Even if the Lord had not allowed us to find the passport, He is still faithful and sovereign. The real issue is that He wanted us to put our eyes upon Him. To step back and say, “You are in control, God, and whatever happens it will be good.” So until next time, keep pursuing the one who knows all things and know that you will never be able to fathom all His wondrous deeds [Inspired by words from Sovereign Grace Music].
Appreciate your prayers,