Thursday, September 18, 2008

Good News


Hebrews 4:9 … there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who enter into God's rest will find rest from THEIR labors...

Hew 4:2…but it did them no good because they didn’t believe what God told them.

Matt. 11:28-30...come unto me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest...take my yoke...for it is easy and light...for my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light....

Rest from YOUR labor, and yoke with Him! His burden is easy and light!

This is my paraphrased version of a spontaneous Bible study I had at my kitchen table this morning with a wonderful young woman. A woman who has recently returned home from a short term mission program, serving in Heidi Baker's orphanage in Mozambique, Africa. It was such a privilege to hear about her trip and share in the Kingdom with this former student of mine.

What a precious morning we shared, and how blessed I was by her special visit. There is much hope when wonderful young people like her and another intern gave up their summer to serve the needy children in a third world country.


I am enjoying my current journey that the King is taking me on, and I am enjoying it with those He has called me to walk beside...the body of Christ...what a precious gift!










They did not even count this as a sacrifice, they saw it as a privilege...

My amazing daughter will be back on Monday from her six month mission trip...it will be a riveting week to watch, listen, and learn about who my daughter now is...a forever changed woman for sure...I am sure I will give you all an update as time permits.

15 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

You always put such touching sweet posts. The Lord is there for us and He does take our burdens and helps us with all our cares.

Strider said...

"Hew 4:2…but it did them no good because they didn’t believe what God told them."........and this is the key. Well said my friend. In SC now renewing my relationship with the Z-man.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Well that's the best good news ever and it's especially welcome once again today.

This new journey sounds very intriguing. You sound excited about the direction you are going. All good. Very.

Alida said...

you'll have my prayers as you all reunite & share hearts. God be with you & especially Jenna as she lands where her life was but will never be quite the same again.

MARIA said...

Amazing work! I was touched.
Thanks God for those beautiful people and your amazing daughter.

God bless you and
God bless this mission.


Thank you for sharing!

Marina said...

you are truly doing amazing things in your life,marina

skoots1mom said...

what a great mission testimony...our kids just got back from costa rica.
hug her for me, for being chris't hands and feet...
wonderful!
come visit, any time!

Knitting Mania said...

Wonderful post sis, so nice to read about your young friend and her experience in Africa!

Looking forward to reading about our YWAM'er returning home!!! YAY!

CIELO said...

Good morning cindy! And a happy "Hopeful Friday" to you. Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God.... have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs

cielo

Lavinia said...

Wonderful! I love to hear heartwarming posts like this, about those who walk and live the Lord's message, who go amongst the poorest of the poor and bring the good news to those who have never heard it. Jesus said His words and message would spread to all the corners of the earth!

Your daughter's imminent arrival must be causing so much excitement in your household....what a joyous reunion that will be! How blessed she was to follow the calling to that distant land....

I hope the Lord blesses her and brings her back home safe and sound....

P.S. I read about puddin toes in your comment on Pappy's blog and I hope your little cuite is doing fine!

Judy said...

Wonderful news indeed! Enjoy your reunion with your daughter.

I played tag over at "My Front Porch" today.

Virginia said...

Blessings to you and your daughter and much happiness to all your family in welcoming her back. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings, Virginia

Barbara said...

That is awsome! Thank you for sharing.

The Texican said...

Tell her there are fellow believers who appreciate her service to the Lord. I know you are proud of her. We are too. Pappy

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I can't wait to hear about Jenna's adventures and wonderful work. You must be so proud of her. What an experience of a lifetime!

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