Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Claudia Schneider-God is good!
God is good! He really IS!!!
Sometimes I don't realize how He is working in me, but later, when I look back, I can see it. God blessed me very much in these past months – in so many ways.
- When I was on holiday with my parents I had the possibility to pray for my mom together with her and it seems there is a way open now that I can continue to do so, even if it will be only over the phone (as I am in Moldova and she is in Switzerland).
- God speaks to me through His word, which is awesome! Lately I listened to a message about the character of God, and the preacher emphasised how much God longs to have fellowship with me. And it is my choice if I want this or not. The next morning I had this thought: God says thank you for what I do for Him! This was a very revolutionary thought for me… because although I know about His grace and love I still had the conviction, that He is the one who commands, and I have to do. But now I start to understand that He is not like this. Suddenly I see that fine part of God who longs to be loved by us… it is hard to describe, but wonderful to meditate about it!
- I don't see enough support coming in for me at the moment, and I really struggled with this. I started to pray about it, and to proclaim that He will care for me. The situation is still the same, but now I have peace in my heart and I am sure that God will provide everything I need – it is so good to have a Father in heaven in whom we can trust.
- A little thing that really showed me God's love. While I was home I was invited to a wedding. I knew what I would wear, but it was cold and I needed to have a jacket which fits – but I did not have. On the day of the wedding I got up and started to think what I could wear and suddenly I had this thought in my mind: "Don't worry what you will wear!" and I said: "yes, Lord, you are right" and I was calm. Then my mother came and suggested that we could go to ask the neighbour if she has something. So we went, and instead of getting just a jacket, I also received a very nice dress to wear! When the other girls I went with started to talk about how long they tried to find the right thing I could tell them how God provided for me!
Thank you for praying for me. I know that this is the most important thing for my ministry here. Please continue to pray for the salvation of my parents and healing for my dad (he has cancer). Many greetings from Moldova .