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Proverbs 16:9 says, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” In my life, I would like a step-by-step diagram of the path forward, but that’s not how God works. It’s more often like the scene from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade right before Harrison Ford reaches the Holy Grail. He stands on the edge of a precipice with a deep chasm between him and his reward. There is no visible way across. It’s only after he takes a step of faith forward that a bridge forms beneath his feet.
The same thing happened when the Israelites crossed the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land. God waited for the Levitical priests carrying the ark to take a step forward and touch the flooded water’s edge before the stream stopped flowing. They obeyed in faith, and they were able to cross the river in safety.
Our staff has spent much of 2018 reflecting on God’s faithfulness to our ministry for the past 50 years and prayerfully making plans for the future. Along the way, we’ve had much to celebrate, but we’ve unexpectedly also had much to endure both individually and corporately. Through it all, we’ve found ourselves not only talking about God’s sustaining grace, but experiencing it. Our God continues to be faithful.
I invite you to visit ccef.org/the-lord-will-be-faithful to learn more about the next steps we believe God is calling us to in the areas of training, counseling, and resource development in 2019. In these videos, staff members also share personal and organizational prayer requests. Please pray that we would walk forward in faith, trusting God to provide what we need.
Despite the chaos of this world—the pain and the cancer, the sin and the suffering—we rejoice in knowing that God’s faithfulness hasn’t changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And he is Emmanuel, God with us, this Christmas—just as he always has been.
May you experience God’s nearness this Christmas,
Director of Development & Advancement
P.S. You may have heard about David Powlison’s recent health diagnosis and surgery on November 5. We appreciate your prayers for him, Nan, and the Powlison family during this time. For more information and updates on David’s progress, please visit ccef.org/powlisonupdates.