Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Beauty of Gods Plans!

Today on May 30th, 2014;
God has a plan for you!
He is planning for you at every moment, you may not see it and then at His perfect time He gives you a glimps.
    For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV)

He asks us to trust Him, more than trusting in ourselves.  We cannot do it alone!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5, 6 NKJV)

He asks us to Love, in everything Love.  Within that Love, we will make disciples and only through His Love can that be done.  We are His beloved and He is ours.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. (1 Corinthians 13:2-7 MSG)

Sorry for the lapse in time of not posting sooner.  I pray that all is well where you are.
This last month has consisted of so many things.  From the celebration of goodbyes at GSH to greeting a new found family in Nairobi to embracing even more family to seeking Gods face to the fullest each and everyday.  Even among the Matatu's, the taxi's, the tuktuk's, the buses, the outhouses, the sponge baths, the amazing foods, the most poor and sick that I have seen, and such loving and full of hope people; God has shown me what it truly means to be obedient and to Love without reservation.  Within this amazing song are words that describe my heart to date. The song is Rooftops and many artists have recorded it.

Here I am before You, falling in love and seeking Your truth
Knowing that Your perfect grace has brought me to this place
Because of You I freely live, my life to You, oh God, I give
So I stand before You, God
I lift my voice cause You set me free
So I shout out Your name, from the rooftops I proclaim
That I am Yours, I am Yours
All the good You've done for me, I lift up my hands for all to see
You're the only one who brings me to my knees
To share this love across the earth, the beauty of Your holy worth
So I kneel before You, God
I lift my hands cause You set me free
So I shout out Your name, from the rooftops I proclaim
That I am Yours, I am Yours
All that I am, I place into Your loving hands
And I am Yours, I am Yours
Here I am, I stand, with arms wide open
To the One, the Son, the Everlasting God, the Everlasting God

Read more: Jesus Culture - Rooftops Lyrics | MetroLyrics

I pray that you were able to take time and read every word written here and even imagine just how amazing the Creator of the Universe is to have such amazing plans set before each of us.  It is a daily choice that only you can choose for yourself, no one can make the choice for you and God is waiting with the biggest open arms you will find to embrace you and protect you and provide for you like only He can do.  I pray you choose LIFE and not Death.  He loves you no matter what, and forgives and then forgets!  Thank You for your support and encouragement!  To God be all the Glory!