A Journey of Intentional Love
Helping to share our story of faith and the extremely intentional love of God.
More than three years ago, the Lord asked me to trust Him with the biggest risk of my life. He told me to follow Him and to trust Him to show up to provide. Before accepting the challenge, I wept night and day as I was abused with fears and dread of what could go wrong. Eventually, I chose to follow His leading and I grabbed hold of His hand. With a little blessing of money that God had given to me, I took all the money that I had in the world and I reserved a hotel room for me and my children for 5 days.
Only 5 days and the rest was in the hands of God. All I had to hold onto was my hope that He would show up and a promise that He gave to support my little family. After those 5 days, the provision of promise became like a never-ending basket of bread that would multiply just in time. Always enough and never too late, God would show up as the manifestation of comfort for all of our needs. This has gone on consistently for all of this time and God has continued to hold up our family through the comfort of His presence and the donations of His help through people whose hearts He has called. Through this journey, I have grown closer to living as a believer...and not just saying that I am.
There have been so many fears that God has been healing me from. One being the fear of man, which is why Jesus showed me to follow this unpaved road that most people could not understand. I had to learn His love through the rejection and critical mindsets of man. I also had to be healed from the fear of money. I was always afraid of having no way to survive. I have been learning to trust God as my Provider and Best Friend. For every fear that we overcome, there is a double manifestation of comfort from His love.
I was like His little sheep who He carried on His shoulders. I had been through so much trauma, that I was in desperate need of heart healing. He held me close to feel His heartbeat and it was in the wilderness of unsurvivable conditions that He began to show me the intentionalities of His love. He wrapped me in His love and began to heal me from the neglect. There were times when He would allow pressures to come, but those pressures were for healing. Like a deep tissue massage, the deep pressure was used to draw out the deep hidden fears and doubts. The Father knew what I needed to be able to trust Him and my need for healing was severe.
The appearance of devastation is an invitation for manifesting comfort. I learned through the hardship, that God’s plans were always good. He never allowed my fears to happen. If I never knew the affliction, then I would never know the need for a Comforter. That is what Jesus has been for me through this. He has manifested to be the Comfort of every need. Without the night, the stars would lose their brilliance. Without the sand, the sea glass would not know the beauty that followed being an outcast. Or like Charles Spurgeon once said, “those who dive into the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls”. Jesus knows what each individual person needs in order to know His closeness through experience and developed trust
My prayer is that there will be kind-hearted people compelled to help us finish our journey in sharing a very unique story of the Father's intentional love. We are asking for support to help us continue to touch the world with faith and to cross the bridge into a settled life, where our roots can grow deep. I pray you will be caring and compassionate to help us journey "home".
Thank you with much love, Dannette