Friday, September 2, 2011

Focus on Him




1 Peter 5:6-7 "And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble 
yourself under His mighty hand by casting all of your cares on Him because
He care for you."


We have hit the ground running and what a blessing it has been. What have we done? Well on our own we have done nothing except worship the Lord everywhere we go in the city and just ask the Holy Spirit what He wants us to do. What is the result? We have been blessed to see two lost souls come to know the Lord on the first day and have been able to build relationships in all of the places we have gone to minister to the Lord.

 It is crazy the results and the beauty of life when we take ourselves out of the equation and just focus on God. On Sunday we were led to a small church by the Lord and it just so happened the church is connected with the community we are going to in Northern Ireland, not to mention that this church has recently been focusing on missions and just a week into this, the Lord brings them a missions team from America out of no where with no previous knowledge. God is so much bigger than we can imagine and so much more committed to us and this world than we are or ever will be.

One of the craziest things that we have been able to do so far is what I would call prophetic mapping for intercession in which we asked the Lord where in the city He wanted us to go and what He wanted us to do (we should always be strategic in our times of intercession to be most effective, and this is just one way of doing that). This led us to a boat used during the potato famine that brought hope to a hurting people and to two Cathedrals which were key for releasing the sound of heaven amongst the land (which happened to be a word we got in Hawaii) and for planting the original missional communities led by St. Patrick, whose model we are using for the community we felt led to come here and plant. It has been such a blessing to arrive at the land with no plan other than to minister to the Lord and within the first week He has continuously showed us that He has a plan for us and will guide us daily.

There is so much I can say about this first week but I honestly don't even know where to start and I am super overwhelmed by the goodness of God so I would just be continuing to ramble haha... If you would like to hear more please leave a comment or email me and I will gladly share more, but just know that God is so good and wherever He leads you, it will be the place you are meant to be. It will not always be easy (and it's not always easy here), but it will always be worth it! Trust in the Lord and know that He is faithful. I love you all, be in touch!

3 comments:

  1. I savored this update. Not surprised by this at all. The closer we walk with Him the easier it is to hear Him speak clearly. He gave us hearts that crave adventure, savor mystery and delight us with surprise. We just tend to feed those cravings with other things, which are fun, of course, but are not as satisfying as what He lays out for us.

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  2. beautiful! absolutely beautiful! Jesus is so beautiful!

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  3. Thank you Melinda and Taren for reading this and for you support... the Lord is so faithful and I love walking from glory to glory. I pray the Lord blesses both of you.

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