Thursday, October 27, 2011

Smiles from the Lord

Another young boy, sweet precious Jashawn, bowed his head yesterday afternoon to say YES to the person and work of Jesus Christ! God revealed Himself and did His work! As Jashawn was praying, his serious tone and disposition turned to a big smile as he finished the prayer with thanking God for saving him. His head was bowed and his face shined with a smile that was straight from the Redeemer's hand. There is nothing greater to treasure. May we each exult, finding great joy, in our salvation. Jashawn is.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Celebration in the Streets

Luke 10: 20 "....Rejoice that your names are written in Heaven."

(After watching the movie Courageous tonight. It is great!)

The sweetness and majesty and grandeur of our precious Lord! Out of His great mercy He has saved another! Bought by His blood. Adopted. Reconciled. Praise you, God!

I am thrilled to be a part of the kingdom of God, the bride, the royal family, His people being ushered in for His glory! Tonight one of our boys, Dai-Dai, was added to that number! Hallelujah!

We have been praying, working, and loving on Dai-Dai to come to know the reality of the Gospel in his own life. Tonight was the night when God called him out and rescued Dai-Dai for Himself! For His glory and His Renown!!

There is nothing in this world like seeing someone you love so dearly be given the gift of faith in Jesus Christ. Tonight Dai-Dai jumped out of the car as fast as he could, with that big handsome smile, and told me that he had just accepted Christ into his life. Seeing this can never get old. It's like you can see a part of heaven, a part of Christ Himself, right in the eyes and smile of the newborn child of God. I absolutely love it. I was following behind David tonight and we came to Dai-Dai's house to drop him off. No one got out of the car. I waited. Dai-Dai didn't get out. The boys and I immediately stopped talking and prayed and prayed and prayed. We rested on His promises and we prayed. We texted asking for others to join in more prayers. We prayed, we sang, and we waited as the car still lingered in front of us. The longer it got, the more excited the boys and I got!! I cried and we prayed some more, watching and praying. Then the door opened and Dai-Dai dashed out with the good news! The most wonderful news in the world!! The music was still playing, You Alone Can Rescue. I got out of the car and we had a celebration right there in the streets!! God is so good! So wonderfully good. Perfect. And so so sweet to my soul. And so so sweet to yet another young boy tonight. Oh the heart of our Father! He passionately longs for His children! May they come out of every crack and crevice, may His children be freed and adopted. A Heavenly citizenship. Oh that each of us would have a part in bringing His people back to Himself! What Joy! We are His chosen means. May we get on our knees with the Word of God, lingering and allowing Him to ingraft His heart more and more into ours. May we wait for God, always praying and always watching. "Hearts full of love and love of pure obedience."

Our lives for the Gospel.

I love this picture of the flap of John David's Bible with the people we are praying for God to save. While we were waiting and praying in the car behind David, we just knew God had to be saving Dai-Dai! While John David and I were praying J said, "Well mom, I guess we can take Dai-Dai off my list!" Haha! I love my family. All of my family.

I am so thankful for my husband, my best friend, and my leader. I love walking this life with him. It will soon be over but the rewards of this marriage will be eternal. Thank You, Jesus!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"The call of God is like the call of the sea- no one hears it except the person who has the nature of the sea in him." Oswald Chambers

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Loving His Redemption

As I think about the frailty of man, the complete dependence we have upon the nature, character, and essence of God in our everyday lives as well as our eternity, as if there were any way to truly separate the two, I can’t help but to ponder the magnitude of God’s grace- God’s grace being what brought my mind to think upon the frailty of man in the first place. It is everywhere on us, this grace of God. I do not fully understand the depths of my own frailty- finding myself putting trust and hope in my self or others far too often, at times when I don’t mean to or even realize that I am until God deems it well to bring it to light. At other times, I know it full well, confessing it and fighting against it. I am thankful that His perfect grace covers both- covers all. But pondering the magnitude of my own failure, how there is no way, in me, to achieve any real goodness- that there is a never ending cycle of rebellion in the deepest of my heart- if left alone. Rebellion may not even be the right word for me, for if it was rebellion it would seem that I would be seeking after the rebellion, but this is not it- I am swept under the current of my own self- If left to my own; stepping out of dependence upon the God of the universe and depending upon mere man. I pray that I would feel the inner deepness of my own helplessness in more and more satisfying ways. Satisfying in the sense that as I see and feel my own helplessness deeper and deeper, the worth of Christ will also root itself into my most inner being deeper and deeper- elevating the name of Jesus Christ, his true personhood and essence as God Himself. I am so thankful that I am not left on my own. That there is nothing good in me, but I have been given everything Good and Perfect in Jesus Christ. We can taste our own failure from perfection, but as one who has put there hope and trust in Jesus the bitter taste becomes sweet. I exult in my salvation. I rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, found in the face of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I rejoice in my Savior that is my hope. He is my hope. Not heaven, not earth but Jesus. That is why we sing of the sweet blood of Jesus Christ. The death of Jesus Christ becomes increasingly sweet to us- in the same breath we shiver at the sight. God is in the heavens, doing what He pleases. The death of Jesus Christ pleased Him, sweet to Him- but in the same breath great mourning. This can only be in the soverignty of our God- He knew the end, the victory, the sweet savoring of His name among the nations- that there would be, in the end, because of Jesus Christ, a great multitude of people from every tongue singing and glorifying God- “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” In His presence is fullness of joy and treasures forevermore.

Savoring His mercy.....

"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace." Romans 6:1,2,14

Monday, October 03, 2011


I once read a post from a woman on Christianity and abortion. It has stuck with me. She asked why so many Christians were speaking out about abortion, but there were so few willing to take children into their own homes. The world must hear us and SEE us. Our lives for the gospel.