PS 34:3

Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! ~Psalm 34:3

Friday, October 8, 2010

God-Send Encouragements

Ok, so I've had some really awesome conversations over the past week with some random people God has put in my path at work. 2 days ago I was talking with the pastor of one of my patients, which first of all, was kind of refreshing to be talking about the Lord at work. But secondly, through our conversation, before I even mentioned Haiti to him, he told me that he has been leading mission trips down to Haiti since the 70's. When I heard that, my jaw dropped to the floor!! Then I got to tell him about our plans to move to Haiti this Spring. He was really interested and very excited about what God is doing in our lives. And through talking with him, he gave me several couple's names to get in touch with (who run orphanages in Haiti). He told me that one of the couple's lives near a place called "Petit Goave" and they have a hospital there and really have a finely run system. Little did the Pastor know that the place where we'll be living (eventually) will be at Grand Goave- which is less than 10 miles away from Petit Goave!! God is so amazing!!!! top all of that off, he told me that they had some extra money left over in their missions budget for this month, and he really felt the Lord leading him to give it to us!!! WOW!! What an amazing divine appointment. It just continues to confirm His call on our lives. It's such an amazing feeling to know that you are right in the center of His will- there is so much peace in knowing that you are right where He wants you to be!

To top that off, God sent me another encouraging conversation today at work. One of my patients was asking me about what will happen once the baby's born, and if I'll go back to work. So I got to tell her about our plans to go to Haiti. She seemed really excited about our ministry and told me that her son is a worship pastor at a church outside of Chicago and they are really involved in missions. She asked if I had some more information that she could send to him! Then, she looked at me and asked, "can I keep in touch with you?" :-) God is so good!!!

These two conversations have just been an amazing encouragement in spite of the devil's flaming arrows of doubt and discouragement. Please pray that we would not let the devil gain a foothold by falling for his lies. Also, pray that we would be able to stay focused on Christ and His call on our lives as we continue to walk in obedience to Him. May we never allow our own desires for comfort get in the way of what God wants to do through us! Is the Gospel not worth our all? Is Christ not worthy of our all? Pray that we would continue to rely on Christ and His strength and wisdom as we prepare to make this transition.

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