Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jesus Immediately Reached Out His Hand!!

We want you to know that we have decided to proceed with the 501c3 non-profit corporation. We are starting our fund raising efforts and will be sending out letters very soon. I am planning to include a picture/prayer card and a pledge/donation card. Please be praying that God will open up the resources quickly so that we can get out of here and on to Zambia!!!!! Wow, I feel so thrilled to see the Lord work on behalf of this vision. 

I have been reading in Exodus and Moses is so uncomfortable with his speech and yet God moves so mightily through him. Love it!!  I was also blessed while reading in Matt 14:28-33. I have always focused so much on Peter's part in the story....what he did in faith and when he looked at the waves but while reading it this time I was reading it looking at what Jesus did...and it just caused me to weep with joy at the nature of our Lord....v30-31a But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him. It showed me that when Peter (I) called out, even in his (my) fear and failing, Jesus IMMEDIATELY responded! It gave me such a sense of boldness in my heart. To know that even if we step out on faith, even if we get scared and look at the waves, Jesus is right there!!! Ready to reach out his hand! WOW! Love it! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Inspired by some excellent sayings today:

Sometimes I think we all just feel like it is hard to see whether what we are doing really matters. These quotes helped me to re-focus and I am thankful to the Lord for this encouragement.

If you think you're too small to make a difference, you haven't spent a night with a mosquito. ~African Proverb~

The smallest good deed is greater than the greatest good intention. ~unknown~

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb~

I hope these words inspire you as well.