Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel. —2 Kings 5:15
John is a humble, uneducated man. Yet God used him to start the peace process in Mozambique. His name is not mentioned in any official documents; all he did was arrange a meeting between two of his acquaintances— Kenyan Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat and a Mozambican. But that introduction set in motion the events that led to a peace treaty after a 10-year civil war.
From that experience, Ambassador Kiplagat learned the importance of respecting everyone. “You never dismiss people because they are not educated, because they are white, because they are black, because they are women, because they are old or young. Every encounter is sacred, and we need to value that encounter,” the ambassador said. “You never know what word might be there for you.”
The Bible confirms that this is true. Naaman was a great man in Syria when he got the dreaded disease of leprosy. A servant girl whom he had captured from Israel told Naaman’s wife that the prophet Elisha could heal him. Because Naaman was willing to listen to this lowly servant girl, his life was spared and he came to know the one true God (2 Kings 5:15).
God often speaks through those to whom few are willing to listen. To hear God, be sure to listen to the humble. —Julie Ackerman Link
God often uses lowly things
His purpose to fulfill,
Because it takes a humble heart
To carry out His will. —D. De Haan
God uses ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary plan.
Wow... God just keeps making His point, doesn't He??
And also I want to share a great message. Wow. It also goes along the same train of thought.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
So at the end of the video and the few words our leader shared. I had a huge burden on my heart to share briefly my thoughts and the courageous community I just had a chance to experience. I pray that they take it to heart. Who knows, maybe it's the first time they have heard the Biblical side of the issue that the media is constantly lying to us about.
So do you have the courage to stand alone???
Though fortunately we don't have to stand alone!! We do have the community of believers to stand with, in Christ. I thank God that we still have the freedom in this country to worship Jesus Christ openly. Other believers around the world are more bold about their faith than alot of Americans, yet they do it with the risk of death.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Why Sweetly Broken spoke to me so powerfully again was because of a video we watch Saturday afternoon at our breakout session. It was a message that had been delivered by Ken Hutcherson. His talk was "A Precious Stone out of the Darkness". He shared the story of the Alma King. It's a really huge awesome crystal. Ken drew a great mental image of how the crystal formed over time with heat and pressure but was unknown to the world until the miner reached down into the hole he opened up and brought it out. Now it is proudly displayed for the world to see.