//TESTIMONY TIME COMPLETE WITH OBSCURE PICTURE OF MOUNTAINS//
Many of you know a few months back Rose Rector and I had a gnarly torrent of stuff hit us right around the time we got married that ultimately amounted to a LARGE financial deficit and God was SO good bringing many people around us to encourage us and stand with us financially through that season! //
One thing I wanted to share is that a few weeks ago I heard from some friends who out of the blue gave to us pretty extravagantly that just recently they were praying about also buying a new car and out of the blue they received a check that was literally 10 times as much as they sowed into us. There was some time between when they gave so I don't know that they immediately thought "wow God multiplied back what we gave!".
These people are also incredibly amazing and the supernatural provision of God in their life doesn't surprise me because I know we aren't the only people they've invested their finance, time, resources, affections and encouragements, BUT when I talked to them, I couldn't help but laugh thinking about the fact that it was literally 10x as much as they gave to Rose and I, ALSO related to the Lord bringing them a vehicle.
I share that testimony to say that I've been encouraged in the truth that giving and sowing radically always bears fruit even when we "feel" the fact that we are giving. I have to be honest, in that season of difficulty for Rose and I, I actually went to God numerous times asking, "God I know that I've given radically to people, sacrificed much to follow you and know that I've said yes as faithfully as I know how, so why is this happening to us?". These subtle accusations crept in as hardship was presented to us in a number of ways all at the same time. The devil obviously was overplaying his hand, and it became a moment for God to show us as a newly married couple that He alone is our provider, not our gifts or abilities to provide, though he's given us those things and we've learned that financial stewardship and extravagant provision is a large part of what we are called to steward for others. //
All this to say, be ENCOURAGED FRIENDS!!!