From Daniel's Desk on 12/23/19
My Title: Don't Just Stand There. WORK!
My Verse: 3-5
"3For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts to the LOVE of God and to the steadfastness of Christ."
In December of 2019 God told me He was pulling the funding from JI. I incorrectly assumed that meant we had funding right around the corner for Famplify. In February we were connected with a promise of funding which never materialized. - Heather and I have wanted to quit in the past but never more than August. I came home from a meeting with several executives who saw too much risk in the future of Famplify's business model. They were so much smarter and more experienced than I, I felt so inadequate. Our financial situation had my wife up against the ropes too. For the first time we both ran out of gas to continue on. - Then God showed up... again. Because He is faithful. Literally brought rain for a late monsoon. Heather prayed for a sign to continue to encourage me to continue and He sent her lightening. I prayed for renewed strength and as soon as I finished my prayer Heather told me the story of how He brought her lightening as a sign that we were supposed to continue on and not quit... even though we had no idea what that meant. - For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. < He brought me this verse one year after He started this message of toil and labor. He is SO faithful. God. I NEVER cease to fail in trusting you with my whole heart. I am so sorry. Thank you for continuing to faithfully teach and love me like a Father.
Asking others to pray for you that the Word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored is a BOSS move. - Also, ask that you will be delivered from wicked evil men. (Because that can't help but inspire others to do the same and encourage them through example... this is how you ignite passion!)
Not ALL have FAITH but the Lord is FAITHFUL. < Stop and think about that for a second
Do NOT be idol! TOIL and LABOR so as not to be a burden! Your reputation will give you a testimony of credibility! - Your 2019 was a year of removed manna and solid work to prove your (and Heather's) willingness to toil and labor for God's gospel.
(My response came here.)
God is setting up an example in your walk for others to follow. Quit complaining and stay on task. < This world needs more men. There are plenty of brave and strong women, they've been growing in strength and bravery for the last 100 years, men need to catch up.
Make no, and take no excuse from the idle. Make your own living! Work hard.
May the Lord of PEACE Himself give you PEACE at ALL times in every way. (Even when you have to work like crazy and bad men chase you down) PEACE Lord.