Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:34 AM
Since God gave Rainbow Springs to Majestic Outdoor Adventures, Inc. to manage and use for ministry purposes, several times people have insinuated that this just happened all of a sudden. Like it came about quickly and easily, and it did when the TIME was right for God’s good plan. However, it did not just happen all of a sudden. This began in the mind of God as his plan and hope for a good future. Then in 1998 Shelby and I caught a glimpse of God’s heart and vision for what we now know as MOA. In the last 20 years, there has been a LOT of exercise in patience, perseverance, stretching in faith, standing firm, and staying anchored to our hope that we first had in 1998.
This very 20 year extent has been what has helped us in this last year of persevering through the times after the flood. Now, we can say with great expectation what we can see coming for the rest of 2018. If all these projects are not complete within the year, we will stand and anchor ourselves just as we have done for all these years. As long as we walk this earth we will persist to run our race and finish our course and fulfill what God has shown us our work is to be within Majestic Outdoor Adventures, Inc.
We look to God as our source and we trust Him for the “how’s” the “when’s” the “why’s” and the “where’s”? His ways are higher and His thoughts are higher and we will continue to trust in His omniscience. We have learned and experienced first hand that truth that accompanies 2 Corinthians 8:12-15, "
12 For the service that the ministering of this fund renders does not only fully supply what is lacking to the saints (God’s people), but it also overflows in many [cries of] thanksgiving to God.
13 Because at [your] standing of the test of this ministry, they will glorify God for your loyalty and obedience to the Gospel of Christ which you confess, as well as for your generous-hearted liberality to them and to all [the other needy ones].
14 And they yearn for you while they pray for you, because of the surpassing measure of God’s grace (His favor and mercy and spiritual blessing which is shown forth) in you.
15 Now thanks be to God for His Gift, [precious] beyond telling [His indescribable, inexpressible, free Gift]!"
In these above verses Shelby and I can see ourselves in the “they”. We offer up thanksgiving to God, we glorify God. For what? For all those who have over the years been loyal and obedient to the Gospel of Christ that our partners confess and for our partners generous - hearted liberaltiy to the work of Majestic Outdoor Adventures, Inc. We pray for you and know that it is by God’s grace that many of our partners give to this work. “Now thanks be to God for His Gift, precious beyond telling, His indesccribable, inexpressible, free Gift.” We value every partner that has been in this journey over the last 20 years, they are God’s gift to this work and to our hearts. Many Thanks from Shelby, myself and our children, and from all the families who can NOT thank you, that you have touched through ministering God’s love and truth.