Written by: Angie Funnell (World Relief Spokane Ministry Development Specialist)
As the fiscal year has come to an end, we often find ourselves praying in the spirit of gratitude or in a spirit of desperation for God to provide. I pray that we have not forgotten to praise the faithfulness of our Provider. The scandal of the grace we have been given rests in the assurance that our needs are met. He (Christ) has already gone before us and will continue to go before us and provide for our needs.
Whenever I hear a knock on a door at World Relief, I remember the verse, “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” (Luke 11:9, NLT)
Every Thursday our staff meets for a time of devotion, worship and business matters. We religiously circle the room lifting up praises and asking for prayer requests. Often times we hear a knock at the door and someone will open the door and see who is waiting on the other side. Every time this happens I ponder the scandal of the grace we have been given. This grace is relentless… God is always waiting on the other side of the door for us. He (Christ) is patiently waiting for us to knock at the door ask for what we need. He rejoices and praises the work of the Father in this. I pray, we have not forgotten to give thanks for everything he has already given to us. We find ourselves tasked with the urgency of life but our time is a gift which is provided for us by this relentless love. I pray, we have not forgotten to remain in the stillness and peace of this relentless grace.
As the new fiscal year begins, I find myself praising the faithfulness of our Provider. I am pierced by the relentless mercy He continually provides for us. He desires us to knock at the door and ask for what we need. As we enter into a season of giving, I pray that we will not doubt the relentless grace that is provided for us. I pray that we knock at the door and ask for what we need and rest in the assurance that our needs will be provided for… not in our timing, way or measure but His.
World Relief Spokane would like to thank all donors who have helped provide for this successful fiscal year. Our work at World Relief is not possible without the faithfulness of our donors.To make your pledge to support the vulnerable please visit: