Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ask for a fish

one of the joys of serving near the ocean...

we are all excited when joe goes fishing.

the kids can't wait for the boat to return so they can run up to the neighbors and  help unload, wash, fillet, and whatever else you do when a fishing boat returns...

as our lives unfold here, we are required to seek God more than ever before. 
so much is different...
we are away from family and close friends, 
finances require prayer and juggling, 
daily activites just flow differently than they did in the US,
(especially speaking in the business world) 
and many of those around us are searching to fill basic needs 
like food, shelter, clothing.
the sites the eyes see every time you drive down the road
give no glimpse of our life before
where there was so much of the material property.

and in this life,
we are being taught to go straight to the Father
and ask Him.
ask Him for what we need
and He has given us
exactly what we needed, when we needed it.
Our loving Heavenly Father has provided.
and looking back over the past few months
we stand amazed...
not knowing how it all worked out perfectly
except for the fact
we asked
and the Lord provided.

Matthew 7:9-11 

 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 
Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 
If you, then, though you are evil, 
know how to give good gifts to your children, 
how much more will your Father in heaven 
give good gifts to those who ask him!"

nope Joey did not grow out his hair in africa 
(though he thought about doing dreads)
in the above pic with bear...
that is our friend and fisherman neighbor who
has been such a blessing>


Tricia said...

Great picture of Brax with the fish! Thinking of y'all & always checking for new posts

Dana said...

love you, sis. every single day. love seeing joe still fishing there, like here. so blessed to read your stories and imagine it. just miss you still. but so proud.