When the enemy comes in like a flood….
And it’s during your non profit organization’s biggest annual fundraiser
Which is planned for outdoors
And you have no plan “b”.
When a deluge of doubt drowns all that was sprouting green
And hope is as damp as the basement floor
That threatens to pool over like the tears in your eyes.
When carefully laid plans seem to lay in waste
And a crew of almost 100 looks to you to make a decision
Whether to admit defeat or somehow trudge on.
When even after clouds empty the air is thick with Mosquitos and humidity
And parking lots are lakes
And dreams threaten to turn to nightmares.
God raises a standard.
And it almost always includes His army
Of mighty workers and trusters
Who look in the face of doubters and dare to defy disaster.
God raises a standard of men and women
Who work together to see how we can make it happen.
Even in the midst of near fundraising tragedy.
God raises a standard
Better than our plan “a”
With fellowship and smiles and never one cross word.
God raises a standard
A plan better than ours
And once again I remember…
Three gifts water…
110. Morning downpour places screen with Monet masterpiece.
111. Deluge turns into delight
112. Running water in my home.
Three gifts curled.
113. Dog sleeping
114. Me curled up on office floor napping.. 🙂
Gifts in life, growth and decline
116. Baby boom at church
117. Taste of Love INC money raised!
118. Decline of 7 day work weeks now that the Taste is over.
Three gifts yellow
119. Early morning sun through trees.
120. Lone Black-eyed Susan in a sea of green.
121. Church family donned in Taste of
123. God’s protection.
124. My neighbor’s safety.
Three gifts hanging down.
125. vbs props
126. Flower baskets – gifts from God.
127. Neighbor’s grape fines dripping sweetness.
Thre gifts learned
Three gifts musical.
132. #Connect14 worship
133. Her. She sings in her sleep.
Three gifts baked.
134. Sourdough bread
135. Double chocolate cupcakes
Gifts in light, darkness and shadows.
138. Sunrise shadows.
139. Dark and cool forests.
…sharing a playdate with Laura:
and at a new place for writers Unforced Rhythms of Grace.
and with beautiful Jennifer Dukes Lee…
3 thoughts on “When the Enemy Comes In Like A Flood”
That Exodus verse is one of my favorites. Oh, how wonderful that God fights for us! There is such a refreshing spirit in this post — one that has learned that the best plans we can manage still can’t compare to what God has for us. May I remember the same is true not just for fundraising events but also for my whole life.
Oh, Kimberly, this brought me to tears. Isn’t God good!???
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Remembering this a year ago…