Good morning my sisters-
As I have pondered the many disappointments this week and looked for God at every turn, I have spent time reflecting on my path and what He desires of me. I have asked a million questions and why has come up often. However, every time I say, "Why?" I feel as though He says don't worry.
The Scriptures have a million stories of triumph and tragedy. Yesterday, I was reading in Luke about the Pharisees and Christ healing someone right in front of them. O, how the pious changed history for people. And as I spent time with my friend that was Jewish this week, I realized we share the same God but still she doesn't know the Savior. Why? Because long ago a group of men turned their backs on the Son that was sent to be our intercessory. What a shame.
As I started to reflect on the Scripture, I took myself back to the day I began to think God wanted me to write. After fighting with it so long, I finally watched a movie about blogging and yes, that's the day I began to blog. I had to figure out what God's path was for me, so I sat down and I prayed. Prayer is so powerful in my life and I hope it is in yours. I love to pray and I love the connection to Christ I have in prayer. But writing about Him was a huge responsibility, so I really prayed.
At first I thought that I would write to women. Okay that sounds reasonable. Then I thought I would write to women in the US. That makes sense because I live here but then I felt God pushing me further. He wanted me to write to every woman, in every nation and to make Him known. Now how was I going to do that? Although I took Spanish and Japanese in school, I can't speak either one now and that's just a few nations. But then Google had this wonderful tool that translated in many different languages. Coincidence, no way. This was the plan and I was the vessel. So I created a blog with Jesus at the forefront and women from all over the world hit it on a daily basis.
As you can see that was a word from God, not me. It was hard enough to sit down and write my thoughts and feelings. Have I been blessed? Absolutely. But even more importantly, I have been more focused on world events. I have prayed for the Syrians, the Egyptians, and the Ukrainians. I have watched as bombs have gone off and wondered how the women and children are doing. I have come out of just being a US citizen and have developed into a world watcher. Why? Because God is watching and asking me to not only speak to the Nations but to pray for them too.
Isolation is a really bad thing. Opening our eyes and seeing the needs of others is most important. Although I don't know much, I do know that God loves His people, every person in every nation. It gives me joy just to think about how much we are loved. Every time a person hits this blog from a Nation I know Christ is spreading the word and His name is being proclaimed wide and far and someday to every nation. Wow!
Will you join me in praying for our missionaries? I sit behind my iPad in my own living room. They travel far from home spending time in foreign lands. They have learned the power of the cross and the benefit of speaking to people all over the world. Their path is not easy. They leave their families, their homes and their nations just to tell the good news.
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced, you his servants, the descendants of Abraham, his chosen ones, the children of Jacob. He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. (Psalm 105:1-7 NIV)
My prayer today:
O, Lord we are asking that Your will to be done here on earth. Lift up Your people that forge to different countries to proclaim Your mighty Name. Take the veil off and bring people unto You that need a Savior. By Your hand, we are Yours. Thank You for showing me that every person matters, not matter their skin tone, their belief, their tongue or their homeland. We are to ask You to be with us as we spread the good news. You are the keeper of joy, peace and prosperity. Help the women all over the world to pray for world peace and to pray that their children will spread the news far and wide. As always, I have not idea what tomorrow holds but You do and I pray tht You will hold me up and help me bring Your name to the Nations. To God be the glory! In Jesus Name, Amen.