Thursday, June 15, 2017

Moving Forward to LOVE Him and Serve Jesus Christ :)

God is so amazing and wonderful. He tells us in scripture that if we call and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He will give us a new heart. Jesus will cleanse us from the past ways of seeing, thinking and doing and reveal LIFE to us from HIS perspective.

I move forward tomorrow on another phase in my journey with my eyes completely focused on our Amazing Lord! I "Go" with the desire to LOVE and Serve God with all my heart and soul. I desire to walk in obedience to Jesus Christ and learn from HIS Word.

I sing praises to the name of Jesus Christ as I thank him for giving me HIS absolute truth in scripture to guide me in my journey. I thank Jesus for strategically placing Godly people in my life that are pursuing Jesus and desiring to serve our Lord with all their heart and soul. I am blessed with the encouragement, wisdom and prayers that each have shared with me. I am blessed with the courage to "let go" of the old and move forward with Jesus in the forefront of my heart, soul and mind. I know that Jesus Christ is always at my side guiding me along the way :)

xoxoxoxoxo

Monday, June 5, 2017

Some Go, Some Send & Some Pray.......Wonderful Model :)

I call it "Journey to Glory" because as Believers in Christ, one day, we will be in HIS presence, HIS ultimate Glory for Eternity. Until then, we journey with our loving God :)
While home I've been blessed to have the opportunity to share the Story Of Mercy Ships with others!!
I pulled my thoughts and all the questions that were asked together into a brief slide show..........I hope you can catch a glimpse of:
"God"..........Working in the hearts and souls of others!
 "ME"..........Why I desire to serve in Africa
"Mercy Ships"......Why they desire to serve in Africa
"The Patients".......Their need for Hope and Healing
"Financial Needs"............What is needed for me to Go and Serve for two years without a paycheck
Together........WE can make an impact :) 

40 years of walking without "Knowing" Christ......Walking Blindly in my own path, following the culture and the ways of the world.

At 40 years of age, the Good News of Jesus Christ was shared with me! MY eyes, ears, heart and soul were open to LIFE from the perspective of God. I chose to Trust, Repent and Believe in the Wisdom of Scripture to navigate my life!


Baptized..........Cleansed.........ANEW!




Yes, the needs are here in Akron, Ohio as well........but for me, my heart is pulled toward Africa. I cannot explain why, it just is :)

God provided the ship........30 years ago Don Stephens had a desire to help meet the needs in West Africa, yet had no knowledge in the Medical or Shipping Industry. One by one, God opened the doors, and provided the wisdom and resources to make it happen :)


I am truly stepping out in Faith, Following HIS lead, Knowing that there is a need and venturing outside of the "box" and trusting that my life will be of "use" for others.
I can only "Go" with God directing me every step of the way :)

The Good News of Deliverance
Isaiah 61
The Sovereign Lord has filled me with his Spirit.
He has chosen me and sent me
To bring good news to the poor,
To heal the broken-hearted,
To announce release to captives
And freedom to those in prison.
He has sent me to proclaim
That the time has come
When the Lord will save his people
And defeat their enemies.
He has sent me to comfort all who mourn,
To give to those who mourn in Zion
Joy and gladness instead of grief,
A song of praise instead of sorrow.
They will be like trees
That the Lord himself has planted.
They will all do what is right,
And God will be praised for what he has done.
They will rebuild cities that have long been in ruins.
My people, foreigners will serve you.
They will take care of your flocks
And farm your land and tend your vineyards.
And you will be known as the priests of the Lord,
The servants of our God.
You will enjoy the wealth of the nations
And be proud that it is yours.
Your shame and disgrace are ended.
You will live in your own land,
And your wealth will be doubled;
Your joy will last forever.
The Lord says,
“I love justice and I hate oppression and crime.
I will faithfully reward my people
And make an eternal covenant with them.
They will be famous among the nations;
Everyone who sees them will know
That they are a people whom I have blessed.”
Jerusalem rejoices because of what the Lord has done.
She is like a bride dressed for her wedding.
God has clothed her with salvation and victory.
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As surely as seeds sprout and grow,
The Sovereign Lord will save his people,
And all the nations will praise him.




Come and See What the Lord is Doing through Mercy Ships




















This question Haunts me all the time........"What if" we did not go? What if "I" was in need, or my sons were in need, and those with the resources did not come to help? I tremble at the thought of being able to help, but choosing not to! That would definitely cause me insomnia!!!

We do not have to be overwhelmed with a world full of need. We can make a difference one person at a time :)