It has been a busy month, getting back into the groove of life here in Michigan. I jumped right back into work and ministry, and sometimes it’s hard to believe that I was in Paraguay a little over a month ago! God has been very good, though. I am super exited to let you all in on some news – I am officially on my way to Paraguay to serve with New Tribes Mission! I am now in the midst of raising support (both prayer and financial) to head back to live there. I am still in shock that the Lord has allowed me the privilege thus far to further His Kingdom by participating in such a huge task. Luckily, He doesn’t want me to do it on my own!!
I have been thinking and praying a lot about seeing Christ in all situations in my life. I am convicted by how many times I fail to take advantage of the security I have in Christ and the work that He accomplished (and finished) through His death on the cross. I am doing a Bible Study with a friend, and we’ve been going through Hebrews, and this is a bit of what I read last week from 6:19-20:
” We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
And, here’s a bit of a song that I’ve been hearing a lot lately that has just been softening my heart and speaking to me:
“We raise our white flag, we surrender all to you, all for you.
We raise our white flag, the war is over. Love has come – Your love has won.”
– Chris Tomlin
That is some POWERFUL stuff! I never have to doubt or wonder where He is, and if He is working on my behalf – even now. I can rest assured that He is! I just need to believe the Truth found in His Word! I don’t have to fight the battle, He’s already won it, I just need to stand. I need to live in hope – hope that one day I will be living with Him, hope that I don’t have to fight the battle by myself, and hope that Christ is who He says He is.
So, I’m so thankful that He’s teaching me these things now. I am anticipating my move to Paraguay to be hard. I can, however, remember that Christ is still my Savior. He already did the work for me, I just need to choose to stand with Him and speak the Truth to the lost and dying. I am in DESPERATE need of people to stand with me – would you be willing? Will you rest in the finished work Christ has accomplished for you right now, and speak truth to the lost and dying world?