:: Update Fifteen ::

I’v been throwing it around in my head for awhile. Why? Why am I in a place…culture that is so blessed we don’t even realize it, we own so much. We have so much food on our tables. Why do I have all this, when they have nothing?

Life is more than collecting nice things I want, eating nice food, and doing whatever pleases me. ( Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against nice things, and I’m definitely not judging those who have them!)

But for me, for my life. That’s not it. I don’t want to sit in a ‘safe’ little place the rest of my life. No, my heart and soul burns to be out of that comfort and safety zone. Longs to see all those little faces, little hands holding mine, big smiles and bright eyes. All the little arms wrapped around my neck. To be stretched and grown in so many ways I never knew to be possible. But God knows!

And then to be there to see the other side of it. To watch the sorrow and sadness, to see the struggles lived out and worked through. To see those little characters and personalities bloom and come out. To rejoice with them, and to cry with them. To have my heart broken time after time with them, to pray for them and to share in those joyful moments of laughter and dancing!

 

 

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I recently read this verse from another blog post and it clicked. It made so much more since to me….

Luke 12:48

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much will be asked.”

I have been given much, because God demands much from me. I have been entrusted with much because God is asking me to give that back to Him.

To give it back into the hands of the Maker who then places it to bless a soul. Then we are blessed because Jesus said that it is more Blessed to GIVE, than to Receive. That is when we find our greatest fulfillment is when we are doing the will of God.

Can I ask from you to partner and pray with me? It is so important we bring it before the Throne of God, and we can boldly do so!

Hebrews 4:16 says

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and will find grace to help us when we need it most.”

Pray that God would open the hearts and minds of these people to receive His love like they’ve never experienced before!

Also,

As I am considering and seriously praying about going back for an extended amount of time. That He would grow my Faith even larger! That He would give me wisdom, and open doors that He wants open, and close those that aren’t right. That His will would be done. Not my own.

There is so much that needs to happen if I go back for this amount of time, but I truly believe this is where God wants me, and He has told us that when we ask and believe that we have it, then we have it!

Mark 9:23

“Anything is possible if a person believes.”

Matthew 21:22

“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”

That is, if it lines up with the will of His plans.

I know I serve a God who with Him, all things are possible.

Mark 10:27

“…Everything is possible with God.”

 

What are you believing our Gracious and Generous Maker for today?!

 

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