Farewell Fort Worth, I'm leaving Beth Moore's taping at Life Today. Leaving once again my hometown of 31 years where God has spoken to me over the past three decades. Humbled. Oswald Chambers wrote: "What is needed today is not a new gospel, but live men and women who can restate the Gospel of the Son of God in terms that will reach the heart of our problems." Just sat watching 3 live people, Beth and James and Betty, speak about the Kingdom of God and touch deep places and problems in my own heart for such good, for such a time.
Farewell Fort Worth, headed back to my new home, Austin, where God has called us. We will stay there til our God moves us on. We are in the midst of transition, Bob and I both are looking for full-time jobs. Waiting on a very Good God. Didn't expect to be at this place in our lives at this age but we are both "Living in His Presence in the Present"---that's a James quote. And WE know Romans 8:28. Beth and James talked about the Kingdom at hand and it so stirred my heart. Beth shared Matthew 13:15 about how callous hearts don't understand the mystery...and how the Greek word meant: understanding the puzzle pieces causes me to see something. And, I think I saw something that moment that I didn't see before. I know I did. Beth spoke of preaching the Kingdom and healing the sick and my God is so healing me. Standing up to His invitation. And James ended last night saying: "Don't look for ministry, release ministry." The Kingdom is within you and me, a very present reality.
Farewell Fort Worth, I'm "Trusting Truth not Feelings" as Beth shared this morning. When Beth turned to Psalm 57:1-2, I knew that God had me in mind when He breathed those words of David in a cave fleeing from Saul: Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. Cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me." You see, I am hidden in a cave waiting for a Wonder of a Beautiful God to stop by. He has. He is. He will. I Cor 2:7 "His Secret Purpose framed from the very beginnning is to bring us to our full glory." And the next verse He wrote in 2:9 says: No eye has seen. No ear has heard. All that my Friend, the King has prepared for me, for you, because I love Him in this cave...and I trust Him in this cave... and I'm on my way out of this cave...and I'll keep on believing He is a Good God, no matter what.
Farewell Fort Worth, I hold your stories in my heart. I'm forever changed because of the Mighty God I met here who goes with me. Beth ended with Hebrews 10:35-3 "Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. I'm coming home Austin more convinced that through the "sifting of God's Good Hand, He has purposes of fulfillment" in what He is doing in my life and in yours! Hello Austin! The Kingdom of God is at hand here...
PS - So privileged to meet five siestas for the first time: Donna and Holllie R. and Melinda and Tiffany and Janelle. What a thrill to see Holly Smith for the first time in two years. What God has created through blogging friendships is beyond blogging words.
Praying for Our Friend Joanne Psalm 131:3 Waiting on God. Hope Now. Hope Always.
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"Whoever welcomes a little child in My Name, welcomes Me." Matthew 18:5 We have posted pictures of the orphans receiving their gifts from you. Scroll down to the post entitled "Today Was the Big Day." Many orphans didn't own anything of their own, but now do, because of you.
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