Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Week 22 IBS Matthew 25:23 & Acts 2:42 ~It’s Only the Beginning~

March 10th, 2015

 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’” –Matthew 25:23
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” –Acts 2:42

          Five months of digging it has been. A five months I would do all over again if it were for moments such as these I am about to share with you. Prayer is a powerful thing and it is the very thing we can do. This digging has not been a physical dig, but a spiritual one. A dig of constantly surrendering to the Lord, praying, and trusting that His will gets accomplished each and every day. It has been five months of pressing in so deep with the relationships God has allowed us to build here. It has been of simply being…a very difficult time indeed, but so growing.

          This past week, God’s faithfulness came forth. We started our first [more] official Bible class for the Feeding Program in Khrang Thnong. We were able to plan out a lesson, worship, and just make it fun and come to life for the kids. It was a beautiful moment. A moment that I will never forget. We couldn’t have done it at any point other than this past week. Other things needed to be in place beforehand and that’s why God’s timing is so amazing. Then, we were able to break bread with the youth boys that live on the church compound with us…with our little brothers. Ones that we’ve grown so close to, that we call “The Lost Boys” and they see us as big sisters. It was a beautiful time of worship, prayer, and communion…two different languages, ONE God. That evening was truly putting to place Acts 2:42.

A few days later we had Bible study with the youth girls…with our little sisters. Ones that we’ve grown so close to as well. A Bible study that has been in the making for at least three months now. It started off with one of the girls asking me to teach her Bible one day after English class. I actually wrote about it when it happened. But after that first moment of me teaching it has been a struggle of getting it going. I learned to just give it over to the Lord and know that if it’s of Him, it will come together in His timing…and it did. After a few hours of cleaning the church with these girls, we came together and read His word. Kaylee lead it and went through Ephesians 1:1-6, verse by verse. The Spirit was so present there, we were all lost for words. We ended our time with sitting in a circle, holding hands, and praying. It was just another moment of two different languages, ONE God.

Really, truly, be faithful over the little things and God will bring forth bigger things for you to take on, through Him. I think we finally hit the treasure after all that digging, it’s a start and it’s only the beginning…

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