Monday, July 23, 2012

Be Fishers of Men!

Are people too comfortable in their own lives to want to see the truth?  Afraid that if they see the truth, the “boring” life begins?  Americans and other nationalities have gotten too comfortable in the idols they worship.  They worship anything from the Internet to the television and with new technology being birthed daily, who is to say that these idols will dwindle.  If anything, the more technology, the more idols there will be to worship.  The devil has his hands in the world and he is using his powers through the airwaves.  In such a way that pulls God’s people away from worshipping the true Creator – God the Father. 
What will it take to make a change?  More and more Christians need to begin heeding the call that Jesus has called upon us.  We are called to take up our cross and follow Him.  We are to have zeal for the glory of God, to love our brothers and help them out, and to spread the gospel to all people.  But that means leaving our comfortable recliner and our 55inch television.  That means not knowing whether or not we will have food to eat or A/C to keep us cool.  But, if we trust in the Lord, won’t all of our needs be supplied?  Yes they will!  We don’t NEED Internet and we don’t NEED television.  What we need is to see a Revival, a Christian revival where brothers and sisters in Christ get up and move.  Quit gawking over money and quit seeking higher rankings in jobs.  The fighting, the meaningless quibbles over this and that – we are falling into the trap of the Devil. Get up and fight.  Have the zeal, fall in love with your Creator and desire to share that love with everyone, near and far.  Don’t stop. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Proverbs 19:21

Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

How many times have we made plans only to see those plans fail?  For myself, I can say that that has happened too many times.  It has only been in the last few years that I have truly given up on making plans.  For who knows better than God what is right for me?  I know that I can't create up a future that would be better fitting to glorify Him.  If however, I am not living my life for Christ, then sure, I guess it is easy to imagine a future of bright neon lights.  But are we not suppose to give our life completely over to Christ when we accept Him as our Lord and Savior?  Doesn't that include our plans?  Absolutely!  For if we live for Christ, then Christ lives in us and He will direct our paths. 

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Is it not true then if we do trust the Lord with all of our heart and acknowledge him in all our ways then He truly does have the best plan for you and for me?

In my desires to go to Alaska to serve the Lord in a mission capacity, I have had to realize the possibilities that God could change those up at the very last minute.  As much as my heart desires to go to Alaska to serve the Lord and work with the indigenous population, I wonder how much of that future plan is my plan and not the Lord's?  I am trying to be transparent, to share with you the struggle that I have.  I know that I am not the only one.  I try to be intentional in my prayer and in seeking and listening to what God has for me.  I know that whatever it is, as long as I continue to seek Him with all of my heart, all of my soul, He will guide me to the place or places He has that will benefit His kingdom.  So, in knowing that, I am willing to go anywhere and do anything He has me to do because He is my King and He is my Savior. 

We must get rid of the idea of me and get into the idea of HIM.

I love you and pray that God will continue to lead you for His glory.  I pray that if you are standing face to face in persecution that you will fill the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Stay strong and know that you are being prayed for.  For God is with you today and always!  

Much Love 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Moving to Alaska.... :-)

When I take a look back over the past year and a half, I see the fulness of what God has done to prepare for me where I am now and where I am going.  Had I not listened to Him, I would not be where I am spiritually.  I can't help but smile at all that God has done in my life and where He is taking me.
It is hard to believe, to think, that in about one year from now, I will be moving to Alaska to work for the Lord.  I am in a process where God is working in me a new woman, a woman that will serve God in a capacity that will share the work of God to those who do not know him in a place that has the least amount of Christian's in the United States.  Not only that, but places that are hard to reach; whether it is through the Word or by foot, car, plane or otherwise. 

I ask that you would please pray for me as I truly begin my preparations for my departure.  As it will take this next year to plan, prepare mentally, spiritually, physically and financially to go.  I am looking forward to being mentored by an amazing Godly man who seeks to serve the Lord to the best of his ability.  I ask that you would pray for him, God's guidance in his life and for the work he is doing currently in Alaska.  I ask that you would pray for the people of Alaska.  That God would soften their hearts and open their eyes to see the truth of who He is. 

Thank you for being a part of my life and the future of what God is doing in my life.  May God bless you abundantly for your service to Him.