I know, I know, I'm picking on rhetoric and "that's what people mean..." but the subtle difference is impactful, at least for me. Days when I play the "I think I can, I think I can..." game - I lose. I can't. I know. I try.
Days when I know for sure I'm over my head I am forced to set aside my own ambition and consciously seek GOD's strength to make it. Days go much better with this seemingly subtle, but drastic change in frame of mind and heart.
On that note, I can't say enough what an incredible blessing it is to meet so many incredible people from the groups we work with. His Church rocks.
Geoff and I were in need of help with some projects and dreams we're working on, and seriously leaning on the "God, you got this? Because we really don't" thing. From this past group there were several people who stepped out at one time or another and impacted us big time, though they may not even know it. We have been wrestling with specific questions about business, product development, etc. that were beyond our realm of specialty. God's provision was clear when in casual conversation someone who DID specialize in those areas began talking with us. Even in a few quick conversations - our world became much clearer. Family is a beautiful thing.
We really enjoyed our time with this last group and can't wait for the next, arriving this weekend. When they left, several gave us their left over granola bars, snacks, and other travel helpfuls. Meal bars are GREAT for quick lunch or whatever and we had zero on hand. As you can see below, we are now stocked with some incredible trail food. It's hard to express how truly joyful and thankful we are for such a seemingly little thing. Every time we grab a Clif Bar or other snack for the day we will be energized not just by the food, but the love of family and community that GOD uses to provide. So thankful.