Blown away is pretty much the only feeling I feel this morning. For those that followed in the comments, on Twitter, Facebook or the blood:water belt site, you know that yesterday was HUGE. Dani and I made a goal of 28 people. I have to be honest and say we were nearly laughing at that number. Twenty-eight people? I can’t even get 2 to a Mary Kay party. But we had to go with it. We both knew in our hearts that this couldn’t be ignored. We just weren’t sure if it included just the 2 of us or 28. But it was a nice round number considering the cost of the belt.
Well, I am just blown away that we have THIRTY people officially signed up on the site right now. There are a handful more that have committed but just haven’t registered yet. That is $840 for Blood:Water Mission!! Speaking of, they left a sweet comment on the site yesterday giving their blessing on our efforts. Marla, the leader of the Radical Read-along joined up as well as many friends both IRL and online, wonderful blogging ladies I look up to and other Read-alongers 🙂 Our prayer was simply that God would make people’s hearts tender and wow, He showed up! Whether people knew they were prayed for or not, He showed up every time they joined.
And you know what? As I lie (laid?) in bed last night thanking God for all of this He just whispered, “And that was only a belt.” My joy overfloweth with just one belt sparking a change and God tells us to give it all to Him. I thought of all the possessions I have and just how much of a difference could be made if we always had a Kingdom mindset. We think giving our money, time or possessions is a chore, something that we will regret. But, no. If God calls you to it, it’s a complete and utter joy. I have never, ever regretted anything I’ve ever given to Him. I don’t look back and say man, think of all the money I could have saved by not sponsoring a Compassion child. Or man, too bad I volunteered for the Christmas Boutique at church. Giving always results in thankfulness and a happy heart.
2 Corinthians 9:12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.