During my devotions this morning, I read once again about the death and resurrection of Lazarus. In John 11:17 the Bible records that Lazarus had been dead for four days. In vs. 6, after Jesus heard the news, he still waited two more days. So many times things that we think are late, actually, are right on time.
When your support comes into Macedonia, or your mission board, it is posted into your account. With Macedonia no money is taken out that you do not designate. You are never charged for what is done for you. It may be that your support came in after the reports were generated for that month. This would put that money on your next months statement. So you may see varying degrees of support due to when the support was received at the home office. That is why some months will not show support from a certain church and others will show it twice.
What I have found, though I may not like it at the time, that when the money is "late" God has it right on time. In all the things that God will work through in your life, He will work through your finances. Be a wise steward, trust God, and see Him work.
For those with Macedonia, I would encourage you to support the home office. Myself, and other men that work with the board, raise our own support. We are not paid by Macedonia. Yet there are many other expenses that are incurred by taking care of you, the missionary, that need to be met. Call Melton or Robyn today and set up your support for 2008. You know I am shy is sharing my opinions, (I see that grin), but I think it would be God honoring and right. Shall I take of that which cost me nothing?
O.K., so I chased a rabbit!! I love you guys and am praying for you, your ministry, and family. Have a great day.