How God Broke the Cycle of Poverty for One Teen Mom

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So we did it. We packed up our three kids and moved. Our families thought we were crazy.

They were sure we were joining some commune or something. We saw the town of Kalispell for the first time as we drove in with our stuff. Within one week we were renting a house. Within three weeks, my husband had a far better job than he had in California. Within six months we'd purchased our first house. Within one year we were plugged into an amazing church and ministering to children in ways we'd always dreamed of.

We serve a BIG God with BIG dreams.

You have to believe this: If you don't believe in a BIG God with BIG dreams, there's no use being available. But when you trust that fact, trust God completely. Trust His dreams, then you can also trust Him to lead you to the right path.

Seeing God at work. Seeing what He did with our lives when we were available made me hungry for more. I wanted to experience God at work like that again.

Henry and Mel Blackaby say, "Watching the activity of God from a distance can never compare with the thrill of being fully involved in the Spirit's active work."

You have to want God. Not want to work for Him. Or learn about Him. But want Him. You have to want to experience Him at work in your lives. You have to be hungry for what only He can give—a hope and a future.

Tricia Goyer has written more than 35 books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and nonfiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts, Thriving Family, Proverbs 31 and HomeLife Magazine.

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