I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to say yes to Jesus. Recently for me it’s been making that effort to say yes every morning. It’s choosing to say “despite my circumstances I still trust you God. I still love you.” It’s drawing near and pressing in when He doesn’t feel close. It’s lifting my hands when I have no strength. It’s continuing to take risks even when I felt let down the last time. It’s waiting for Him to pour out His love and believing He will.
These last several weeks have been challenging. The pressing in, the steps of faith, and the letting go of control is leading me back into communion with Him. God heard me, saw my heart and has shown me His great love.
Last night I had the opportunity to watch a documentary done by Come&Live, an amazing organization with a passion to see a generation passionate to know and demonstrate the love of Christ. They have had ongoing outreach opportunities to Columbia and documented their trips. I was literally on the edge of my seat the entire film. I was so excited about what the Lord was doing in that country! It was such a sweet yet intense reminder of the reality of God’s heart for His people! Chad Johnson, an amazing lover and disciple of Jesus, narrated the video and ministered afterwards. During the video I was reminded that he was one of the people who inspired me to go out, to say yes, to walk in boldness. I was so moved to be able to watch on video the fruit of his life and then to share with him that God used him over three years ago to say yes and do what the Lord was doing!
I just want to be available to Him. I’m so hungry for more of the Lord. I want to be available and willing to go wherever He is sends me. Sent is such a broad word. I know for me it takes several forms. Yes, a sending to the Nations is my heart and the first thing I think of when I ponder that word. But a sending into deeper places of His heart, or a sending in new expressions of my faith. A sending into destiny.
Everything within me shouts “Here I am, Send me!” I have many desires and dreams but the cry within my heart is this! Whatever that means Lord, send me! I have said yes to another season with Gateways Beyond. In just two and a half months before being launched back to Cyprus for another season of seeking Him. In the seeking we are equipped to be sent out to bring to truth of Jesus and the Gospel to the world!
I have a little over a month left to fundraise. My deadline is December 15th and I need to raise about 9,000 dollars to get to my goal. It’s a big number, but it’s not too big for the Lord! If you are able to give I know you will be blessed. This is an investment not only in me,but into the Kingdom! If you are interested in donating checks can be made out to Gateways Beyond International. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You can also donate online at http://gatewaysbeyond.org/donate.php If you choose to donate this way please still contact me so I can keep track of my supporters. I will have access to email this year and would love to keep in touch with you about what God is doing there.
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