Saturday, June 14, 2008

His Way Is Perfect: God's answer to our water situation

If you haven't read the previous post about our water situation, you may want to scroll down a little bit ("Testimony is More Important Than Our Comfort") and read it first so you can understand and fully appreciate this blog post. Thanks!

It's funny sometimes how God allows us to pine and whine, and lets us realize on our own how bad our attitude is, and then answers our prayer. Well... the day after we wrote the previous blog, God answered our prayers. Long story short...

Our next door neighbors who had a special line piped straight into their house (... from the water tower. We'll spare you the details on how they got a special pipe) moved out on Sunday. Two weeks before they moved out they asked us if we were interested in getting their pipe but that we would have to ask "Uncle," the guy in charge of the water. So we prayed for "Uncle" and asked a few more people to pray as he is known to be a difficult person. The day we were going to talk to him, Darlene, went over to talk to Uncle's wife to ask for our water bill (they forgot to give us our bill - God's working!). While "Auntie" was complaining to Darlene about complaining neighbors, "Uncle" came out and asked if we were interested in getting the neighbor's pipe but that we would have to ask them. Darlene could barely contain her excitement! If you know Darlene well, that's pretty hard for her to do. We didn't even have to ask him!!!

So... thank you all for your prayers. WE HAVE WATER! It's still not 24 hours but it's from 6AM-6PM, instead of just 2 hours in the afternoon. Today we bought a thousand-liter tank and a pump so we can have water 24 hours! God is good!

God's ways are higher than our ways. We asked for city water but God didn't answer that. Instead, He gave us a better relationship with "Uncle & Auntie." They have been more kind and nicer to us since we gave them Darlene's Filipino spring rolls, sometimes other foods too. When we first moved in to this building five years ago, it was nothing more than a hi and a hello with them. Now, we can talk about their teenage children, about their health and about their day to day life. Maybe someday, they'll be open enough to allow us to share Christ's love with them not just in actions but in words from God's Word. Aren't we serving a GREAT GOD!

1 comment:

Bethanna said...

Oh, wow, that is an absolute miracle! There's no getting around it that our God is a BIG and merciful God. From being gone for close to a year now, I have noticed that I take water for granted. Some might think a water supply is a small issue, but you know different. God blesses in the big and small things. I praise Him for His provision and for the relationship that is growing with your "water guy." I miss your family, the Thai people, the Thai land, and the Thai food. With every thought of you comes a prayer. ~Bethanna

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