Greetings! Vanessa and I have just entered into the world of blogging (who would have thought!). We pray this blog will be a means for us to share what God has done and is doing in our lives. We desire that all who read will “stop and consider the wondrous works of God” (Job 37:14) which he has so clearly manifest throughout our relationship, and which we expect him to continue to manifest throughout our lives.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Vanessa and I have seen God graciously provide through people giving beyond their means. It is quite humbling to be on the receiving end of such great sacrifice. We are praying that God's Word would become a reality in the lives of those who give: "...[Jesus] himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'" (Acts 20:35). But we also realize that this means we are not as blessed as those who have given to us if we do not also give! We're learning that giving is contagious. As people have sacrificed for us, it makes us want to sacrifice for others. I truly think God designed the body this way. God has all the resources in the world and he will always bless those who give, whether monetarily or spiritually. So "Praise God from whom all blessings flow!"
Saturday, May 14, 2011
It's amazing how God's Spirit works! He uses pagan kings, donkeys, and roman soldiers to accomplish his purposes in this world. And in our day of technology, he can use Christ-centered computer art to sanctify his people. God used this video to break me of much sin and pride this week, and I commend it to you and pray it will have the same effect on you that it did to me.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Well, God has provided more since our last update two days ago! We are seeing him work in incredible ways as we seek his face in prayer. Today's sermon in church was quite relevant for us. Mike Bartlett, Bethlehem's church planting resident, preached on taking bold risks for God in the confidence of his love to us through Christ (The sermon can be found on this link). As we step out in faith for the sake of his kingdom, we are confident that he will meet our needs and fulfill his plans for our lives. Thank you all who have been means of this provision through financial and prayer support!