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"Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it." ...Well, why don't you ask Him?... "Because I'm afraid He would ask me the same question."

Monday, February 18, 2013

When God Speaks...

Sometimes it hurts.  I ask and ask and ask.  I want the Lord to speak to me.  Sometimes it is not what I am wanting to hear.  Does that ever happen to you?  I ask for something specific and He doesn't answer, (at least I don't hear or see an answer) or I ask generically for Him to speak to me and He tells me to fast and pray.
For a week.  Specific instructions; one meal a day, rice and beans, for the entire week before my trip to Haiti.

Ok Lord, I get it.  Obey me in the little things and I will trust you with much.  I know, I know.  But I like to eat.  Today is day 1 of obedience.  The rice is in the cooker and the beans are from a can being heated in the microwave.  And I get so impatient.  I am frustrated that I don't have minute rice and that the microwave plate in the microwave is broken.  Inconvenient. 

I really should be trying to make them over a charcoal fire like the Haitians do, but He didn't tell me specific instructions on cooking.

I will eat them salted on a tin plate with a spoon.  I am thankful for salt.  And a plate and a spoon.

My main prayer is for the team I am thrilled to be bringing to this nation that has changed my life.

Lord give me the eyes that you want me to have.  Make my vision very clear.  Direct my path.  Give me courage and strength to step out of my comfort zone and serve you as you want me to serve.  

Monday, February 11, 2013


I met with my Eagle Brook Healing Haiti team yesterday for our commissioning service.  I absolutely love this new family I have!  Their hearts are so open to what God has for them in the beautiful country of Haiti.  I have been struggling a lot lately with the idea of doing the things that the Lord has laid out for me; being a piece of a gigantic puzzle and wanting to make sure it is played in the right spot.  As long as I am listening to God, it is exactly the right spot.  But how much of what I "hear from God" is actually me thinking He is speaking but I am wanting it so badly that it is actually me?  I want to walk, listen and obey Him, and I also want my walking to be in line with what He wants.  Is this the right direction, Lord? 

 "In the end God works in our world one person at a time.  The hungry are fed, the thirsty are refreshed, the naked are clothed, the sick are treated, the illiterate are educated, and the grieving are comforted, just ONE PERSON AT A TIME.  You have the opportunity to be that one person to someone who needs what you have to offer.  And what you have to offer is never small and insignificant.  Again, the great picture of what God is doing in our world is incomplete without your unique puzzle piece-the one that only you posses.  But you have to choose to play that piece of the puzzle".

I am choosing to play.  
EBC Haiti Team 2! 
My next trip to Haiti is February 25- March 4... only 2 short (or long) weeks away.  My prayer is that my heart with be ready.   That the team's hearts will be empty vessels, waiting to be filled with You, Lord!  

What if I'm the one?