Wednesday, December 16, 2009

people...

A flux of emails reminded me why I do what I do.
People.
For people, by people, because of people.

There is a woman with a hardly laugh, big hugs, and tender heart. She's been a loyal reader since the inception of this blog but recently made her presence known by leaving comments. I know her story. I know her family. I know her heart.

Perhaps it's the beauty of anonymity, but in an emotional state she confessed her own struggle while reading yesterday's post about the working poor. I felt the black letter words radiate through the computer screen. I know what fear of the unknown feels like. Cavernous. Hollow. Desperate.

The phone latched onto the receiver and for a moment, I felt like the physical voice of God. Last night I received several emails from people who want to help buy food, presents, or donate money to as she houses ten people in a two-bedroom apartment. If I could have recorded her cry of sovereign providence, any skeptic would be wooed by her belief in the God who provides more than we could think or imagine (Eph. 3:20). Through her sobs she replied, I knew God would provide. I didn't know how, but I knew God would provide.

If you would like to join those who have offered to help, whether it's a $5 gift card or 5 million dollar check, please email me at bianca@inthenameoflove.org for more information. I'm BLOWN away by the readers of this blog and I love you more today than I did yesterday!*

*I know I over-use exclamation marks, but I'm really excited! So here are some more exclamation points just to annoy you!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!

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15 comments:

Diandra Ann said...

soooooooooooo cool! take THAT unbelief!! :)

ap said...
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ap said...

I just received a call from Bianca, her words of offerings made me cry..(I was on the freeway driving!) My Husband and I were talking last night and we both said "If God Brings us to it, HE and only HE will get us through it!" I am once again humbled by His grace and mercy upon our Family. I thank each and every one of you for your offer to help for your yielding yourself to Gods guidance, following His commands. As I sit here, I am still in shock and awe and still very tearful. I shared this news with my Husband immediately after my call with Bianca ended and He cried as well and said he was just given some extra go go juice to do more work today then told me that he has been blessed with more overtime from work!

Sisters, We serve an AWESOME GOD! He does reign from heaven above. His wisdom and power and might, He is an awesome God.

I pray that each one of you have a Blessed Christmas season and that each one of you are blessed way more than I am.

Humbled by His grace and mercy...(again!)
ap

ps...To "Just Sayin" Open your heart and your eyes..God is Movin..He is movin in your life. You would not be reading this if God was not in your life. Open the door and let HIM in...He will do amazing things with your life...He did mine, He can and will do in yours. Trust, step, Believe for with God..ALL things are possible. When you see a green leaf..Think God!

ap

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!

-J

ps...I don't think you use exclamation points more than me. ;)

Brianna said...

yay! how amazing! let me know how i get to help, B.

ap...god bless you. your heart is so transparent.

Anonymous said...

......I am still crying folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

merry CHRISTmas!

ap

Bianca said...

Yup, it's true. I sobbed like a baby when I was on the phone with her.

What can I say? You people make me happy.

The Montgomerys said...

ap, your trust in the Lord has ministered to me so much. Thank you for your honesty and for sharing what God is doing in your life. You and your family are in my prayers....God Bless you sister!

<3 Monica

christy said...

LOVE IT!

AP you have totally blessed me...a few months ago, although not the same situation money wise...we were 11 in our three bedroom...3 adults and 1 teenager and 6 kids all under the age of 8...it was a bit difficult to deal with...i love your heart...i will be praying for your situation and your family....

melissa said...

Mmmm...thank you so much for sharing your story with us, ap. It brings me to my knees to remember that God provides all we could ever need (and more)...through this, God is making himself more known, showing people His provision and using this circumstance of challenge for his glory.

I am blessed by you...for you are showing me to trust in the Lord more. Thank you!

Just Saying..... said...

1.) Open your heart and your eyes._________They are open and have been all my life. Is gods?


2.) God is Movin..He is movin in your life. You would not be reading this if God was not in your life_____________Apparantly he is a movin with the speed of the wind because like the wind, I can't see him.

3.) Open the door and let HIM in...He will do amazing things with your life...____________It's winter and a bit too chilly to leave the door open and when you leave the door open mosquitoes come in. Maybe he can come down the chimney like Santa? Both are creations of hope and fantasy.

4.) He did mine, He can and will do in yours. Trust, step, Believe for with God..ALL things are possible. When you see a green leaf..Think God!_____________ I don't smoke pot but probably should start.

5.) A flux of emails reminded me why I do what I do.
People.
For people, by people, because of people.______________We all do what we do because of people. Rocks and sheep don't have money.

6.) I know what fear of the unknown feels like. Cavernous. Hollow. Desperate._____________I'm sorry that some guy didn't call you as quick as you wanted. I'm sure he eventually called because you have nice teeth and guys like girls with nice teeth.

7.) I felt like the physical voice of God.____________Apparantly you like the green leaves too!

8.) any skeptic would be wooed by her belief in the God who provides more than we could think or imagine (Eph. 3:20)._____________Are you saying that anyone who does not believe in God receives less of Gods blessings and good fortune? So we have a god who only rewards those who believe? Awwwww...God believing = Power = Power equals the ability to create fear = Fear = Money!

And here we are again. God = Money!

9.) I know I over-use exclamation marks, but I'm really excited! So here are some more exclamation points just to annoy you!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!______________ I like exclamation points!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!!

10) ____________ And since ending on a 10 is always a good thing, the museum is very nice this time of year. God says so! :)

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Michelle said...

Love you Bianca! :)

Celia Jimenez said...

Wow...for all of us that rationalize time spent blogging on "ministry" or perhaps someday reaching someone...B you took it to a whole new level. Way to raise the bar - set the standard high and jump start those of us that are sitting on the sidelines! Amen sister! Amen!!!

Lydia said...

AP, thanks for sharing your story with us. You're a beautiful example of sharing what you do have with others that need it!

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