Fear and Trembling.
I sense a lot of those emotions lately. We are trying to purchase a home for the ministry to women who have been trafficked. But that means stepping out in faith...and buying a building. We've found the building, and it is a stretch to buy it. Even with the money that was designated, we are going to be short.
I am a saver, not a spender. I hate spending money unless I always have some in reserve. I like to know that I have a buffer.
But we just can't wait. Some ministries need to be pushed into, even though it is hard work. Yet there are so many hurting women in this country, and sometimes the need is too great to wait.
We've been waiting...and looking...and finally found something.
What do we do? Wait and raise the money, then miss the opportunity? Buy and then pray? AARGHH! Property prices just keep escalating and growing, and real estate isn't getting any cheaper.
So we would appreciate your prayers. We are stepping out of the boat, and that step is our act of faith. We aren't going to look back, because we know we've heard God's voice. Pray for the process, the paperwork, the rest of the money, and our faith. Walking on water has never been easy.