Friday, February 16, 2007

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,my glory, and the lifter of my head.4I cried aloud to the Lord,and he answered me from his holy hill -Ps. 3:3

This verse was given to me this morning by Rachie. And He has lifted my head today. I have been nervous about raising support for Israel. But He has given me more and more peace each day, promising that He will provide. I have been looking through the internet trying to find something, anything to advise me on this process, to encourage me. And this morning in the pile of books that I classified there was a book called Friend Raising. And it is EXACTLY what I need to read. And then, the blessings continued. A friend of mine down here, himself a missionary, came into the office and handed me a check. My first support check! I couldn't believe that the Lord would be so good to me to bless me immensly twice in just a few hours!
Prasie The Lord, the lifter of my head!

12 comments:

Carleigh said...

exactly how much money are you going to need to raise? maybe we could have a benefit dinner when you get here... im great at that knda stuff....

carlos

beckalippy said...

Oh Carlos!!! You make me smile and laugh out loud and all the people think I'm crazy! For this trip now to Israel I will need to raise about $2,500. Now if God calls me to work more permanently in missions, I will need to have consistant support. I'm so exciting to see what God is going to do during this time!!!
thanks for your forever support Carlos!

ali said...

The book is called Friend Raising?

beckalippy said...

yep

ali said...

Why isn't it called Fund Raising?

beckalippy said...

That's the point of the book. It's about your attitude. It's about not focusing on the money, but focusing on teh relationship, and really building a support network of people who support you emotionally and spiritually, AND financially. So they are more than funds, they are friends!

Rach said...

Count me in for the benefit dinner carlita linda!!!!!!

ali said...

whoa - I totally gave you a nice lead in for that one, and I really wasn't even trying! I really thought you made a typo.. silly me.. well you go raise those friends!!!!!

xoxoxoxxoxo

beckalippy said...

Did I sound enough like an info-mercial?? :)

Carleigh said...

i really think we should have the benefit dinner. i think we can get 2,500 around here no problem.
how long are you supposed to be here for? so I can find an open date for the dinner...?

ali said...

It's been a while Beck, maybe tiem to post another blog.. are Ashlee and Danielle there yet?? if they are, that means picture time!!! you better post those pics!! starting to forget what all you guys look like!

love ya!

xoxoxox

ali

Diana Smith said...

Hey girl, I bought a wine from Chille tonight for a party---thinking of you and thinking I have always wanted to try a wine from Chille. Baco- hope its a good brand. Enjoy your last days in Chille. Love you girl.

~Diana