I remember coming across different scriptures and when I read certain words they made my spirit leap as they seemed to rise off of the page. God gave me the faith at that moment to believe with audacious faith. As I read God’s word, I saw certain words that struck a chord in my heart in the deepest possible way. “God Himself will give you a home” became the anchor for an incredible journey.
God Himself will build you a house!
2 Samuel 7:11
It is not unlike God to speak scriptures to me out of context. Some people are surprised to find out that God is not limited to the religious mental contracts of man. I always laugh when He does it too, as I imagine what all of the religious minded people would say. Needless to say, God gave me a promise (out of context lol) to provide a home for me and my children and that we would not be homeless. Even now whenever I see the numbers 711, I know that God is reminding me of His promise to take care of my babies and myself and that we will not be homeless.
And I’m going to set aside a place for my people and plant them there so they’ll have their own home and not be knocked around any more. Nor will evil men afflict you as they always have.
2 Samuel 7:10
It seemed like a fine line between faith and crazy. For days I had felt the stirring of the Lord to take a major risk. This risk was huge…catastrophic actually. If you take a risk, it means that you do something, even if there is a possibility that you could get hurt or suffer immense loss. That is what the Lord was asking me to do. God was asking me to take this crazy faith and to jump into the appearance of nothing and trust Him to catch us.
Audacious – To be audacious is to take bold risks in order to achieve something. (Collins Dictionary).
Dreams never seem to come true in comfort zones. Mentally, I had to come out of my comfort zone of the way I used to think, in order to wrap myself around a promise that many people would not be able to believe if I told them. I spent all of my hope to believe that God was giving me this message of safety and protection. What started out as pressing with all of my hopes, became a faith-filled substance for me and my children to walk upon. To be able to see what you hope for is not hope at all.
Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1 ERV
Another factor that played a part in this life-changing risk, was I needed to trust who God was for me. I needed to believe that if I piled all of my trust in Him in total surrender, He would be good and faithful to carry me. I had to believe that He would know my thoughts well enough to know that I was trusting in Him at that moment. I had to believe that He had a plan for my life and that if I surrendered to that plan, that I could rest in His tide to carry me perfectly along without the damage of danger.
I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
Jeremiah 29:11 MSG
Eventually, I decided to take the jump of audacious faith, which was basically a place of complete trust. I had only a little bit of money, no income, and not one person that I could ask for help from at the time. I did not have the security of a vehicle either. There was so much risk in this move. God was asking me to book a hotel room with a little bit of money that I had and to trust Him to show up miraculously to save our lives. The hardest part for me was trusting God to take care of my children.
The amount of risk involved could have been horrific. But I knew that if I did not take this bold risk, I would never get to the place of my dreams. I had a choice to make. Did I want to see those things that I had been hoping and praying for or did I want to continue to only wish that one day I would see them? Needless to say, I did it. I took my little bit of money and booked a hotel room for me and my children. God did not fail, even for one minute. It has been a year now that God has been my support of provision and He has shown me more miracles that I can even document any more.
Now, the Lord is asking us to take another major risk that will align us perfectly to receive our promised apartment home. I cannot even express to you the feelings running through me when I think about finally having a place of our own. It is a dream come true for us. In order to take this risk, we need extra help financially to transition to a new area where our promised home is. I ask you today, with an open heart, if you would please contribute towards our journey. I know that God will reward and repay every single giver, twice over.
Soon we will be able to look back and see the glorious path that God has made for each of us and we will marvel at how intricately God has constructed His plan with detail and protection. When you feel in your heart that God is giving you the faith to believe something, even if it seems unbelievable, you just have to power through it. There may be times when you have to keep things to yourself for a time, in order to protect that level of faith that God has given you. One thing I am sure of is when you choose to trust God with audacious faith, He will show up.
Because of your faith, it will happen.
Thank you for caring for us as we step out again with audacious faith!
With love, Dannette Lynn
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