Sunday, April 29, 2012

An update/ encouragment

                   For those of you that haven't noticed, I did change the name of my blog (and might change it again if I can think of a more creative name.) The reason for this is that I will no longer be journeying back to Malawi (at least for this summer.) By Thursday April 26th, I needed to raise $3000 to meet my first financial deadline for the journey and to purchase the airline ticket. Only half the support needed was there on Thursday. Therefore, I will not be going to Malawi this summer. I am super sad about this, but I also know that the LORD is in control! I also know that it was not necessarily a "no" to going to Malawi but it was a "not now." I appreciate all everyone's prayers. I am praying through what my next step will be and am anxious about what that will be.
                    I still want to blog on a regular basis to keep you updated about what is going on in my life and to share what God is teaching me. I want to share with you whatever the LORD leads me to share and it is my prayer that 1) I only write what the Lord has me to & that it glorifies Him and 2) that it encourages/ challenges you in your walk with Christ (and if you aren't walking with Christ...please ask me and I will share with you how you can begin to walk with Christ today!)
        I wanted to leave you with a couple of things that have encouraged/challenged me over the last several days in my quiet times. I am beyond grateful for the friends that the Lord has given me. When I have needed encouragement, prayer, or somebody would simply be there to listen over the last several weeks, the LORD has given me an incredible Godly group of friends who have done that for me and beyond. The thing that I have been challenged with is: Am I doing those things for friends whom the Lord has given me? The Bible, especially in Proverbs, talks a lot about what Biblical friendship looks like and I pray that I am being a Biblical friend like my friends have been to me. The final bit of encouragement are verses from His word that the Lord has used in my life the last several days:

  • Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you."
  • Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God."
  • Isaiah 55:9  "For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts."
  • Romans 8:28 "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them."

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to following your journey as God leads the way this summer and beyond!