Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 2016

It's the end of another year, and I am oh so thankful for the ways God has provided - even in the midst of one of the hardest seasons of my life!

Like Those Who Dream
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion [brought back the captives], we were like those who dreamed [those restored to health]. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The Lord has done great things for them." The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes, Lord, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. // Ps124 NIV

Like those restored to health
I read Psalm 124 a few days ago, which (while I have not studied it fully) to me speaks of the time when Jerusalem will again be the place where King Jesus rules and reigns from, and where all the nations will come and worship Him! I am so looking towards that day! And I am also so looking forward to the day when Jesus brings my body back to 100% health! The NIV version includes a footnote that "those who dreamed" could also be "those restored to health".

I am feeling so much more lately, the promise of healing that the Lord has for me. This has been one of the hardest seasons of my life. The most I have felt hard pressed, the most I have felt perplexed; all of those descriptive words from 2 Corinthians 4 have felt extremely real to me. Yet I am feeling expectant and so excited about the healing He has coming for me!

One day, I will be able to climb mountains and fly long flights across the world all over again. This will SO be a testimony of the Lord's goodness in the nations! Until then, I keep pressing on toward the goal, fixing my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith! He is so good!

SO close!
I am SOOO close to finishing my 4 year Diploma at IHOPU! Just a few more finals to go and I am done! Thank you to ALL who have supported me over this season!

Dreaming Dreams
I've been praying a lot about the next season God has for me, while asking God to open the right doors and close the ones He wants closed.

I have So Much peace, having already felt like the Lord was calling me into a season of really pursuing health here in Kansas City. I will continue seeing health practitioners that God has connected me with in the area. I have so much confidence that this is God's will for me in His role as the Great Healer!

I also have dreams that I feel like God has been stirring for me for the future. Right now they are impossible, and I feel to incubate them just a bit longer and continue to seek His face and heart! In the meantime I will continue to be connected with the International House of Prayer as He leads, here in this next season.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I'm back!

I'm back on twitter! Will be posting all things God, missions, adoption, child development, music, languages etc that I want to share but don't want to blow up my Facebook feed with ;) You may also catch some more of the "real" me through this feed!