Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
All change is difficult. Even good change. The fact that change is difficult does not mean it is not Gods will. Sometimes we make changes after praying for direction and feeling like we heard God say "go this way" but when we do follow our heart, it starts getting very difficult. Its at that time we question Gods direction and will for our life. God never promised "easy". Look at the Israelites in the old testament after being freed from slavery in Egypt. They left Egypt with excitement and vision, because God said he was taking them to the promise land. A land flowing with milk and honey ( all good things) but as they walked in the direction God (through His servant Moses) directed them to go, it became VERY difficult for them. They even complained and wanted to go back (into slavery) because it was not easy... in fact it was almost unbearable!! But as we see as we continue to read the story, it was Gods will, Gods PERFECT will! And those who remained faithful (only a few from the original people that left captivity in Egypt), were able to get to the land that God promised them!! We must pray for direction and for Gods perfect will in our life then hen we feel God leading us in a certain direction, we should start walking in that direction and no matter how hard it may become, we must continue until we reach our promised land! Have a blessed week!!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
So tonight I showed up at the outreach center after work for worship practice and find my husband chatting with a man.(which is nothing out of the ordinary because my husband LOVES to talk! He takes the saying "as Christians we have to be relational to win others to Christ" to a WHOLE new level! Haha!) He introduced us and said "meet a men who just walked all the way from Georgia." My first thought was Georgia st. Because that's that street our church is on and its a very long street, so I thought "cool". But then he said from the state of Georgia. He said it took him 23 months to walk to our town which is Vallejo, California. He arrived yesterday across town and someone told him he needed to go see pastor Scott at Bridgeway Church so he did! He said his wife died 5 years ago and he felt like God told him to walk to Boise,IDAHO. He said God had supplied his needs the whole way! I asked him why Idaho and he said he he didn't know, he would see when he got there. I asked him if he had any family and he said he did not. He told us a few stories of his journey, then we all gathered around him and said a prayer. We have a place at the outreach center where he can stay a couple of nights and a shower and food, then he will be on his way. Crazy the people you meet while doing Gods work! We have every reason to believe this man. Even if his story was not true, God asks us to help those in need.and so that is what we do.