October is here and “fall” has fallen in Southern California!
I love this time of year when the leaves change color and the air gets ever so slightly cooler than normal…pumpkins sit on porches, scarecrows rest in windowsills, and I relax with a hot cup of Apple Cider! Honestly, it doesn’t “feel” like autumn compared to other areas of the world, but I still love it!
September was CRAZY full of wonderful blessings and encouragements. I am completely floored by the faithfulness and kindness of the Lord shown to me this past month and I eagerly await seeing more of His mercies new each day ahead!
I’ve been meditating a lot on the ministry of Christ lately, frankly because I need to grow in humility and the best example of a self-sacrifice life is the Lord Jesus Himself. The more time I spend in the support raising process and the longer I live at home after college, the more I see my selfish and idolatrous heart exposed. I have to fight every day to resist the temptations of my flesh and deny myself, take up my cross DAILY, and follow Him. I have to believe that He is a kind Father who truly loves me. If I can believe that the great Creator God of the universe who orchestrates and sovereignly plans every step of my days loves me, then I have no reason to fear or fret or be frustrated! He is faithful!
Not only that, but this kind and loving Father is also a righteous and just judge. He deserves my full attention, effort, and focus each and every day. I don’t have time to sit around moping about myself and my desires when He could return at any moment!
“Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.
What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’” ~Mark 13:33-37
I don’t want to be asleep when He comes. I want to use my time, talents, and treasures to the best of my abilities through the power of His Spirit within me. I want to trust Him to provide for my future with TWR MOTION (or really anywhere He asks me to go) and I want to walk in daily dependence on Him for the strength to please Him. I mean, He has shown me time and time again in very specific ways how He perfectly provides (please ask me to share how I’ve seen Him work!). I really have no reason to doubt Him. I desire to have my selfish pride exposed so it can be replaced by humble obedience. I desire to be found faithful at the return of Christ. I long to be faithful in every moment.
Would you pray for me in this way? Pray that the Lord would show me His face clearly, reveal my sin daily, and call me to Himself persistently that I may look more like Christ at the end of October than I did before. I want to run in such a way that I may WIN!
In other news…the Lord has brought my monthly support to 40% and I could not be more thankful to those who have been called by the Lord to partner with me! Please continue to pray for the next 60% of support and those individuals our great God would choose to join with me! I am shooting for a start date of February 5, 2018 and must be at 100% in order to begin work with TWR MOTION.
Attached is a link to a video I put together explaining what I’ve been up to these past few weeks and how you can be in prayer for me, my team, and the unreached around the world. I sure hope you enjoy it and are encouraged by God’s work to put the gospel on display!
always for the Master,