Prayer Team update Feb 16
Here I sit in the Seattle airport waiting for my flight. Or am I? As Kimarie and I begin our journey of faith, of stepping out into what God has for us, I feel like everything is a test. It is all training for righteousness. It is easy to say, “We will trust God for everything.” The hard part is moving through the day remembering always to trust God. It means not only will He take care of the big things, He will also take care of the little things like catching a flight home.
Our desire is to glorify God in everything we do. We have been praying this way for some time now. Here is a paragraph from a great book I was introduced to while I was participating in the men’s Bible study at Olympic Evangelical Free Church in Silverdale:
The trouble with many Christians today is that they have an insufficient idea of what God is asking of them. How glibly they say, ‘Lord, I am willing for anything’ do you know that God is asking of you your very life? (The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee)
He goes on to explain how the Galilean boy brought his bread to the Lord and what did He do with it? He broke it. Then He blessed it, then He used it to bless others.
Man, do I want to be used by God to bless others! It is the breaking part that worries me.
“Lord help us as a family be willing to be broken so we may be used to bless others in your holy name.”
It feels like I am sitting here with no purpose, but if this is part of the breaking process we will stick it out and look forward to blessing others.
· We are still praying for Ayla.
· We are praying that God would sustain us in our support raising.
· It is hard to accept the fact that we must be broken to be used as a blessing. Pray that we would be strong in the Lord and not our own might.
· We are praying that we might be sensitive to the needs of the people we are speaking with about the things they are going through.
· We are so thankful for the friends and family who made our trip to Washington possible.
· We are thankful for the friend who let us borrow his car while we were in Washington. We are thankful for a good conversation with he and his wife.
· We are thankful for the supporter who donated the plane ticket for Kimarie to attend training with me. Kimarie did not have to sit in an airport for days waiting for a flight.