post by guest blogger and host mom, Lindsay Hill
“WHO is on the other side of your obedience?” Nancy Alcorn
Here is how some simple steps of obedience have impacted the lives of others:
Our family signed up to host because another family was selling books on a home school forum to raise money for their hosting fees.
That same mama was praying that Anya would be hosted.
She was a part of the answer to her own prayer.
When we signed up to host, I started praying that other families in our area (and specifically from our church) would host.
There was another mama from my church whom I had never met, who couldn’t host last Christmas, but she was praying that other people from our church would host.
Her family hosted this summer.
We were part of the answers to each others prayers.
There was another mama that saw Anya’s picture and wanted to host her—but we signed up first! She continued to pray for Anya, that God’s will would be done in her life. Her family hosted another little girl this summer because of Anya. I met this mama by “chance” via Facebook.
Now we are both praying for two little girls on the other side of the ocean.
Today yet another mama emailed me and said her family had signed up to host this Christmas because of a blog post I had written.
None of these actions in themselves are overwhelmingly earth-shattering. But when we take a step of obedience, God steps into the miraculous.
We give our loaves and fishes to Jesus, and He satisfies thousands.
As fearful as being obedient can be, I am more afraid to NOT obey—what miracle might I miss?
I want to lean in close and hear my Father’s heart beat.