Thursday, April 15, 2010


As I was reading my bible this morning, I came across this verse and note I had in my bible:

He says, "It is too small a thing that You should be My servant to Raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth."
Isaiah 49:6-7

God values me so much that doing a little is not enough; He wants me to do great things!

During my run this morning, God gave me a huge sense of peace. As I was running I was thinking about my past year, and He said to me, "Don't worry, your Easter is coming!" This gave me great encouragement, as I have felt beat down, over and over. Your Easter is coming! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Let us find our rest in Thee

Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us; Let us find our rest in Thee. Dear Desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart, now Thy gracious Kingdom bring...

I continue to have sleepless nights, filled with bad dreams. These are not nightmares, rather just dreams of terrible things happening to me, none of which I have control of/over. This morning I took great comfort in these words, "born to set Thy people free...let us find our rest in Thee." Are you expecting Jesus to come and set you free; to free you from your fears, release you from your sin, and give you rest in Him? If not, maybe we need to look at our expectations again.

If my people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Everyone Needs...

Today at church we sang the song, "Mighty to Save." These words are exactly why I believe so strongly in missions!

Everyone needs compassion,
Love that's never failing;
Let mercy fall on me.

Everyone needs forgiveness,
The kindness of a Saviour;
The hope of nations.

Ukraine is forever in my heart; I do not know if/when I will be able to go back. Just like I need compassion, unfailing love, forgiveness, the grace only God can give, and do Ukrainians. My time in the USA, when I had planned on serving Christ overseas, continues to be a challenge. (Praise the Lord my health has stabilized!) It's not challenging because I have a particularly difficult life, rather it's challenging because my dreams have been shattered.

Today was youth Sunday, and the "Senior preahers" preached on! One of the girls made a very good point, "We should have full faith that where God is calling us/has placed us, will be/is a place of great joy!" I have failed to be an obedient servant, and serve Christ with great joy during this time, although, that is what He is calling me to do. Time for an attitude check? Yes, I think so. I am missing the GREAT JOY! Let mercy fall on me.