Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
I remain calm in my walk of faith regarding provision for myself and Vileen come November. I continue to pray and seek the Lord for His will. I trust He will lead us.
I heard from my book writer this week and he said to thank you all for your prayers. He is gaining freedom from the strange distractions that have been occurring lately. He said he will have some pages for me soon.
Wisdom for John and Vileen
For Bart Green, my writer, to gain progress on the book soon.
Financial provision for our family starting in November 2008
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Personal Prayer for John and Vileen
Vileen came to me today and asked me where we were going to cut our budget in preparation for the potential of our loss of income. In my own insecurity and attempt at denial I shrugged my shoulders and said, “I don’t know.”
In reality, there is a lot I don’t know about where God is leading us. I don’t know what He is going to do. I don’t know what we are going to do. I don’t know exactly how He will lead us. I don’t know how He will provide for us.
What I do know is that God is faithful. I also know that His ways are not our ways. I know that He will provide for our “needs” even though I can’t always understand what those are exactly. I know that for over 25 years I have seen God provide for us in times of abundance, times of need, times of insecurity and great financial challenge. He has never let us down.
I know that He is not an enabler and will provide according to His will even if it means that we have to change dramatically how we live. I still like to remain in denial about it all. I am not comfortable having to think of giving up anything. Do I have a show of hands to “relate”? I don’t want to feel alone in all of this.
A friend of ours asked Vileen if I had been applying for jobs. She said, “No”. Our friend was shocked at her response. Another good friend asked me how I felt about applying for jobs. My response was this. If I were working at a full time job that was unrelated to Grace Rivers I would not have the time to develop this ministry. If I were trying to work and develop GR I would not be able to give the time to my family that I feel is really important right now. I feel deeply convicted that Grace Rivers is God’s plan. I also feel deeply convicted that time with my family at this time in my grandson’s life is also extremely important. So, no, I haven’t applied for jobs.
But, I am open. I seek God each day for His will and believe whole heartedly that He is faithful and will lead me where He wants me to go. Please pray for us so that we will continue to feel His arms of leading and provision around us.
- Wisdom for John and Vileen
- Financial provision for our family starting in November 2008
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
I have contracted with a ghost writer to compile the material I have written into an effective outcome. My writer, Bart Green, is incredibly capable of this project. He is a very experienced writer and has an awesome list of credientials. I am humbled that the Lord has put us together – quite miraculously actually. We have spent much time coming up with a plan that is very exiting.
Now that we have a plan, Bart has been diligent and attentive to this project but has encountered much warfare that has distracted him.
Creativity in writing
Singleness of mind
God’s annointing on the project all the way through
A publishing company that is best for this project