I know that when I come to you I will cone in the fullness of the blessing of Christ. Romans 15:29 ESV
With the New Year holding many wonderful promises from God and instructions for moving forward, David and I have been “focused” on fully engaging in the work assigned to us. Some years back the Holy Spirit touched my heart about never saying NO again. It’s funny when you look back how you find the times you’ve tried to remain in control of your life by choosing the NO to new and different instead of saying yes and stepping into the great unknown.
We all know it requires much trust in our Father and not only trust, but the need to stay vitally connected, so your steps are ordered by Him. Walking around in the dark is only safe as long as you are holding tight to someone you trust. Since choosing the yes, I’ve had divine opportunities set before me that have enlarged me simply because they demanded so much more from me.
Today, I face another one of those “yes” moments as we set off for India. David usually makes this trip each year in March but with the opportunity for me to participate in an annual Women’s Conference he is joining me on this adventure. Upon arrival in Delhi, he goes north to minister to various pastors conferences and I go south, but we do reconnect in Delhi for our return trip home.
Every new thing required me to be confident, not just in God, but in the grace deposited in my life to touch others. Thus, Romans 15:29, I lean into going in the fullness of the blessing of Christ. Holding people in my heart that they might be touched by heaven and their lives impacted by the King of Glory, is my hope and prayer.
I’m thankful for a home base, a church family, that loves us enough to send us and cares for us enough to keep us covered in prayer. But each of you are dear to my heart as well, and this is just a friendly chat today to let you know the weekly good words will have to wait until I am back home. I’m sure I will have much to share and insights to offer, but in the meantime when David and I come to your hearts and minds, please join us in thanking God that our lives our touching and blessing others.
May the Lord bless you and keep
May the Lord make his face shine upon and be gracious to you
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.