Unusual Provision

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Today's reading: Joshua 2:1-24

Joshua sends two spies to scout out the land across the Jordan. The men are detected as they enter the city of Jericho, but a prostitute named Rahab helps them avoid capture. She tells the spies "I know that the Lord has given you this land," (vs. 9) and then hides them in her roof in exchange for a guarantee of safety for her and her family when the Israelites attack the city.

The details of the account of the spies sent across the Jordan seem unlikely and unusual to us, but not to God. What a wonderful picture Joshua 2 provides of how God works in and through situations, choosing to use many people, things and circumstances that are out of the ordinary realm for us to accomplish His purposes and provide for and encourage us in the process.

Think back over the past year. What's one example of God watching over and providing for you in a way you didn't expect? Who has God used to encourage you in a stressful or difficult situation? Are you in the habit of looking for and recognizing God's provision or encouragement and then thanking Him for it? Tami

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A year ago, my daughter married her lesbian girlfriend. If you think this was not been difficult for me, you would be wrong. Yet God has been so kind and protective of my husband and me this year, bringing joy out of sorrow and difficulty.

It is hard to put this part of my life out here, it takes courage. This past year, however, I have been led to be more open about this part of our lives. The love and encouragement that has come our way--tremendous.

All of this has been unexpected of course. If we had not gone through all of this, and opened up about it, receiving abundant comfort and love from God and from His people--well, we would have missed something unique that God has for us.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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