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November 30, 2021: Leap of Faith

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38, NKJV).

Have you ever made a decision that you were uncertain about the outcome? Yet, you took one big leap of faith in God, trusting Him to direct your path?

In February 2007, my then-family of four, made a big decision that eventually changed our lives forever. We left our loved ones in Kenya— the one place we had always known as home—to relocate to a foreign land where we knew no one, nor what the future held. We trusted in God’s guidance and leading every step of the way.

During our first few weeks in the United States, we encountered trials that made us regret our decision. At times, we found ourselves questioning if God had forgotten us when we had fully surrendered ourselves to Him. My purse was stolen at a grocery store, we were robbed at gunpoint just outside our house and we almost died in a car accident that wrecked and totaled the vehicle. Witnesses couldn’t believe anyone survived. But, through all of this, God was in control.

Since that time, God has blessed our lives immensely. He opened doors for my husband to continue his ministry journey. He gave us two more children—making us a family of six—and made it possible for all of them to get a Christian education.

Always commit your plans and decisions to the Lord and fully trust and obey Him. Patiently wait on His timing, and you will be amazed at what He can and will do in your life.

Father, thank You that we can always rely on You to lead the way. Amen.

Peris Apola is the administrative assistant and accounts clerk for the Columbia Union Revolving Fund in Maryland.