Good morning sisters-
I have just brewed my coffee and thought it would be good if I would take some time and talk to my favorite people. It's about 7 am in Kansas and the earth has been drenched with a much needed rain. Our grass has become dry and our lawns are dying quickly. The temperature was over 100 degrees every day and the land really needed the drenching the Lord gave it.
It's amazing that the land needs God as much as we do. Right now, I can hear the birds chirping outside my door. You don't hear that a lot when the temperatures are that high. You also don't see them flying around. However, I did see a beautiful site yesterday when I opened the door to let my dogs out. There was a Monarch butterfly hopping from leaf to leaf and it was so astoundingly beautiful that I watched it for over 20 minutes.
God did this. He created this and He feeds this. He waters the earth, He shelters His people and He provides. The world needs Christ! Now if they would just let Him in! The birds know it, the animals know it, the trees, the fields and the skies know it. He calls, they hear. We are just the ones denying the fact that He exists and that we know everything.
This week has reminded me that God is Sovereign. It is His will and not mine. He is in control of my destiny and in the destiny of others. I had a business situation happen this week that could have been disastrous but I have a great leader in Christ. I had to get on a plane to come home and trust that He would work it out. My President and my God worked together as one and found an explanation that saved us completely. I am so grateful to God for the learning moment and because I gave it to Him. While I was 30,000 ft. above ground, God showed me that the power of this world is not in the hands of humans, it's in the hands of God. I'm thankful to my Father for showing me and helping me release my fears and put them on Him. He can carry them much better than I.
As I look upon the stats counter, I see that many women are starting to join us from all over the world. There are women from Chile, Ireland, Russia and Germany. Please pray for those women that are coming from every land, they are trying to follow God just like we are. There are more that I won't be able to reach through the computer, like those that live in China and North Korea. Countries are in turmoil and our missionaries are out there doing their jobs and loving God's people in difficult places. Please stay vigilant and if Christ puts someone on your heart please pray for them. They need your prayers. One person praying for many is great but 100 praying is even better!
I will be traveling this week but my plan is to write this week. I'm off to California so hopefully I will have Internet every place I am. Last week that was not the case so I didn't get as much writing done as I wished. Take care and know that I am thinking about you. Please put God in the driver seat this week. Give Him your worries, your fears and your praise! He is an awesome God full of glory, power and might. Use Him to conquer your demons and see what He does, not only in your life but for the creatures that live outside. It's amazing to watch as the earth is drenched in His majesty.
Ezekiel 34:31 NIV
You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am Your God declares the Sovereign Lord."
2 Samuel 7 NIV
And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant-and this decree, Sovereign Lord, is for a mere human!
The lion has roared-
who will not fear?
The Sovereign Lord has spoken-
who can but prophesy?
My prayer today:
O, Lord thank You for the lessons You taught me this week. My mind was racing, my heart was pounding and all I could think of was the disaster that was to come. But then I calmed down, prayed and asked for Your guidance. I took Your Word as true and gave You everything. I surrendered my world and said, "Take it, it's not mine anyway!" You took it and You methodically gave the answers to my boss and to me. You were with us the whole way and I can't thank You enough for that. I am amazed by You and the power You have to change events that seem disastrous. There are many things going on in the world today. Events that can't be stopped by man. You have the power alone. I can't do anything without You and either can this world. The land in Kansas was dry and You made it rain. The earth shakes around the world and You calm it. People run around full of themselves and You transform them. We have no purpose far from You, so You come to us and give us purpose. We are Yours, mind, body and soul. Please guide us along this life, give us eyes to see and hearts to feel the mighty Spirit that was given to us upon Your death. We need You Lord to go before us, to make us one and to be there when times are tough. Be with my sisters today as they walk this earth, drench the lands, bring sun to the forests and food to the earth. We are nothing without You! Thank You for showing me that You are all I need! In Jesus name, AMEN