Archive for February, 2012

Life On Life

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well we have been here in Guatemala for about a month now and we have seen God’s faithfulness and peace guide our every step. I want to thank each and everyone of you back home who pray for us… We truly “feel” the effects of your sweet incense arising before the throne of God. 

I don’t know what to share that could sum up all that has transpired this last month, but that God, as always, has used us in spite of us, not because of us. He is showing us His path and His power to fulfill His purpose. Sometimes we’d like to have everything figured out and our life and ministry as clear as a lazer beam, but it’s not. What we can say with all earnestness is He is in it! and that we are resting in Him and His grace to do those good works “which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  (Eph. 2:10 NKJV)

Most of our time here has been spent taking care of practical things like; importing a car, settling into an apartment, going to Spanish school…. The things necessary for the building on the foundation of an “indefinite” stay in a foreign land…. With that being said, I would like to share one of our high points or clear, extraordinary God moments… 

Here is a testimony from Melanie:

“I would like to share about how my Spanish teacher ended up receiving Jesus.  We had been praying for my teacher and speaking to her about the Lord for a little while.  Well one day, I was alone with her in the class and she started talking about how difficult it was to break ties with the father of her child.  We ended up talking about soul-ties.  (Which is really interesting, because someone else had been talking to me about that exact subject earlier in the day, so God used that to open up the conversation)  She said she asked God to take away the feelings, but they wouldn’t go away.  I then asked her if she wanted the truth.  She said yes.  So I told her she couldn’t be free from that because she didn’t have Jesus in her heart, and therefore did not have the power of Jesus to break that tie. I told her the Lord loved her and wanted her to know him, but he would not force himself into her life.  The Lord then spoke to my heart and said, “Tell her I love her, and am not angry with her.  I waiting for her.”  When I told her what he said, she broke down crying.  She said she felt so guilty, because God had been knocking on the door of her heart many times before and she kept ignoring him.  I told her we all sin and fall short of his glory, but that is why he died on the cross for our sins.  I asked her if she was ready to give her whole life to Jesus and allow him to be not only her savior but her Lord.  She said YES!!! (Now mind you this was all in Spanish, God is soo good, because my Spanish is not very good.  I love how awesome God is, he uses us in our weaknesses)  Once she received him in her life, her eyes changed.  They were so full of life and so bright.  She said she felt so much love, joy, and peace.  She felt like she had been in the dark and now she could see things differently in the light.  She is a week old in the Lord and she is an Evangelist.  She is sharing Christ with whoever she can find.  I am so blessed by her friendship.”

 

I pray that you are blessed and encouraged by this testimony. We have found that this is the real stuff; life on life, with God leading and orchestrating. We all have people in our lives around us. I believe if we walk in step with the Spirit and desire to be used by God, He will continue use each one of us. 

Please keep us in prayer as God places these key relationships in our lives to further His Kingdom and we will be praying for you and the key relationships in your sphere of influence. Together let’s reach the world for Christ. We love you friends!