A misionary brother in Africa wrote me a moving “Fear" letter :
"What can i do my brother with all the pressure pilling
on me, these are all genuine ministry needs, it takes
faith to comprehend the way forward, really need a
financial breakthrough, there is an absolute need for
finances that i seem not to locate, the list for needs
are greater than what i can accomplish.
What can i do brother Russ?
What a wonderful opportunity I had to encourage my ministry friend ~ that Our Lord had dispatched to a foreign mission field ~ in Africa :)
Other of my Christian Brothers and Sisters ~ in The Lord ~ may enjoy my entirely honest letter to my friend, Peter, and perhaps use it as a ministry tool to assist those whom are challanged in these rough end times? LOL
My Precious Brother Peter,
I can relate to what you are saying. But Our job is to not panic! LOL
When I say Our job, perhaps I should explain why?
As I write this back to you, Peter, I've received my electricity shut off notice. I've promised to pay the power company by the 3rd. No, I don't have the money yet. LOL My garbage service has already been shut off, two weeks of a garbage container placed by the neighbors on the curb ~ only mine is not emptied. LOL My Apartment rent is due on the 1st of the month. The money to pay it has yet to arrive. My car was down to 2 gallons of gas in its Cadillac gas tank yesterday. Normally, an old caddie won't even start without more petrol in the tank than that.
Peter, I Am at peace :) It is not my job to worry and to fret is to fear. As the scripture says, (CEV) Matthew 6:33 But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.
I Am putting God's work first :) Why should I fear? It's God's work that I am doing. Surly He IS a Good Employer and surly ~ As My Master ~ He will pay me on time. LOL
Did Moses need the Red Sea to part while his people were still in their homes ? Or even while they were gathering their possessions to flea Egypt? No! Moses pointed his staff at the water when he arrived at the Red Sea. Then, God parted the water. LOL
Did Jesus need to be raised from the dead before He had died? No, not much. LOL Now, after He was crucified, Jesus did need to be raised to life by God who had promised His Son that He would do that.
Well, as we know, Peter, God did raise Jesus back to life! But only after He ~ Jesus ~ was in the grave for three days ~ as according to God's promise that He would.
Does it look like maybe a pattern is emerging here? Yes, I believe so, my fearful friend. LOL
(KJV) Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I like the clear way that the Contemporary English Version say this, ( CEV) Hebrews 11:1 Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see.
The Apostle, Paul, who saw his share of trials said, (NKJV) 2 Corinthians 4:8 [We are] hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;
Again, (CEV) 2 Corinthians 4:8 We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up.
So, you see, my missionary friend, that ours are testimony's in the making, if only we don't give up!
And, My Precious Peter, we won't give up, (NASB) Romans 14:4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
I feel that the proper way to end this communication is with an appropriate scripture:
(CEV) Jude 1:24 25 Offer praise to God our Savior because of our Lord Jesus Christ! Only God can keep you from falling and make you pure and joyful in his glorious presence. Before time began and now and forevermore, God is worthy of glory, honor, power, and authority. Amen.
~Rub-it “A ‘Give ALL The Glory To Jesus’ Opportunity Appears"~
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