Posted by: Jessica Wilson | August 7, 2009

Things I learned from a couple feet of water in a homeless shelter and a car that turned into a boat.

  • God is a big God and we are just little people. I have no control over the things He determines to happen. We spent hours scooping buckets of water out of the shelter…but we just couldn’t stop the rain.

 

  • It’s ok to have nice things, but they aren’t promised to be there tomorrow (in my case, be there…but not be in ‘working’ condition (aka totaled!). So, it’s just a matter of not making things an idol.

 

  • Romans 8:28– In everything God works for the good. In all situations I should just step back and ask, “OK, God you love me and you have your hand in this…now,  what are you trying to teach me? Because I trust that it is good and will make me look more like you?”

 

  • It makes a world of difference working side by side with people who desire to look like Jesus through their actions. Teamwork, companionship, making the best of situations, strong guys to carry heavy buckets of water, and people who are smart enough to make a river out of blankets.

 

  • Yep. It’s already happened. There is nothing I can do to change it, except trust that God has control.

 

  • Sometimes you just have to laugh at the end of the day.

 

  • People are always there to love you at the end of the day 🙂 and chocolate fudge brownie ice-cream works miracles.

 

  • At the end of the day the sun will set, and in the morning it will be a new day and I don’t have a free ticket to bring yesterday’s frustrations onto the people who surround me and those I am ministering to. 

 

  • A better insurance policy is probably a good idea.
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