Our friend Lynette shared this story with us yesterday about a trip she had dreamed about taking for a long time.
I started supporting a ministry that help people in Israel; building bomb shelters, helping Ethiopian Jews coming into Israel, a handicap center and other projects.
I started praying daily for Israel about 9 months before this. One day in January this year my brother called me to invite me to go on a 10 day trip to Israel with his church group. I turned him down and thanked him for thinking of me, but I had no money to pay for this trip. He told me to get my passport renewed because he was paying for my trip to Israel. A dream come true for me, a hearts desire. People started giving me money to go on this trip too for various things.
We went to all the Holy sites and the two things I was wanting to do was pray at the Wailing wall and get baptized in the Jordan River, which happened, another hearts desire.
I am still amazed at how this trip came about and the timing of it all. President Obama came to Israel the day after we left Israel this March. I spent time praying for the Peace of Jerusalem at the temple mount, praying for our President, and praying the prayer requests my friends sent along with me to place in the Wall.
Two scriptures come to mind.
Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Genesis 12:1-3 The LORD had said to Abram “leave your country your people and your fathers household & go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation & I will bless you; I will make your name great & you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you & whoever curses you I will curse; and all people on earth will be blessed through you.”
Nothing is impossible with God. He can make a way when there seems to be no way. I found out that when I blessed Israel with my finances and my prayers that the door opened for me to go there.
Thank you Lord.
I love hearing stories of how God provides for people to go on trips. When an opportunity arises for you, always remember that God is our Great Provider.
Has God ever provided a way for you to go on an awesome trip like this? Let us know and we will share your story too!