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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

just thinking...

Are you seeking to have a more personal relationship with God? Are you seeking higher things in your spiritual life? Are you wanting more and more of your Savior?

Spend a week in a third world country and His grace and His majesty and His mercy and His power will be revealed to you in a new and bigger way. Spend a week without the 'conveniences' of America and you will find yourself more dependent upon the necessities of God. Spend a week with precious children that have a hunger for something more than food and you will have a much deeper appreciation of the abundance of our bibles and study books and availability of things that we can use to increase our knowledge of Him.

Our God has blessed us to the full. We have been given such a huge portion of His measure of Grace. He is so good and we are so lacking in our reverence and our trust and our fear of Him. We need to push all our worldly possessions to the side and take a real close look at what is really important in our lives. 

When I boarded the plane in Managua, Nicaragua  yesterday afternoon, I was ready to get home to a good HOT bath, clean running water, cell phones, computers and the modern conveniences of home. When I landed in Jackson, MS to begin the 2 hour drive home, I was saddened at the thought of hot water and all those modern conveniences that we think are necessities. I was ready to go back to the land of simplicity. The land of depending on God for your comfort. The land of communing with Him and being satisfied with just Him...

Are you seeking a higher and more intimate relationship with God? Get back to the basics. Quit striving for more things and strive for more of the Lord. He is everything. He is all we need. He is.....



5 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Welcome home Beth, I loved reading this and how the Lord has transformed your heart; sounds like He is preparing you for something bigger, outside yourself. Asking that He would confirm to you and your sweet man His plans.
Hugs & love, Noreen

Miriam said...

Beth, I am so glad you are home!You made it through all the flying too! What a blessing it must have been for the you, Jimbo, and the mission team! The Lord must allow for both sides to be blessed....
Love you,
Miriam
p.s.-shared this. I hope you don't mind :)

Nana Jul said...

Welcome HOME!! I can't wait to hear about your trip and how God showed up! It is true about being in other countries...there is simply more peace...hard times and hardness...yes, but if you sit in the simplisticness of it all there is a deep abiding peace. God is there. Here we have to steal away from the DEMANDS. Just give me JESUS!
Glad you are back!
Love,
Julie

Andrea said...

Blessing and prayers,
andrea

~ linda said...

Thank you, Beth, for encouraging me tonight. How easily I take for granted the "things" I call necessary when the Lord is all Who is necessary. I have been spending very little time writing of late, and very little time doing much of anything that is Kingdom-directed. I want to adjust my priorities and recall the simple ways of a child and be that child of God which I am.
My prayer is to be who He has called me to be.
loving you, ~ linda