We have started our 10 day countdown. Our team has grown from the seven of us Americans to add ten Nicaraguans. Our team consists now of about 20 people going out in hospitals and the streets of Nicaragua to share the gospel of JESUS CHRIST and his love and kindness to everyone we will meet. We are humbled and excited to see what GOD is going to do with us and through us on this trip.
Humbled first because it is amazing that GOD wants to use us mere mortals in HIS plan of salvation for another soul. We all know it is by grace that we are able to serve and glorify GOD on this trip, and even more in our own lives through this opportunity. We are excited to see what GOD will do, in the lives of those we touch for JESUS. GOD’s word never returns void.
I love the story of Lydia, when Paul, Silas and Timothy came to her town, went to her prayer meeting and when she heard them speak of the gospel and grace of JESUS CHRIST, “…the LORD opened her heart so that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.” (Acts 16:14). She went out and was baptized as an act of her surrender to JESUS CHRIST.
I asked the LORD for further study on this true story in His Word. Lydia was a business woman, who was a worshipper of of only one GOD living in a pagan world who worshipped many gods. She spent time in worship. I have to speculate on what this means to set aside daily time to worship GOD. I have to stop writing now as I am learning what it is to sit at His Holy feet, and surrender my will and life to Him.
I have learned something as I have spent time in GOD’s Word, No one lives to themselves, and no one dies to themselves. The nature of my christian experience and spirituality is to build one another up in JESUS. Follow the way of charity (1 Corinthians 14:1). What does this mean? When we meet JESUS face to face personally in our life, heart, and mind, then our life begins to follow JESUS, follow His path. Yet, I do not know His path until I in my personal life, spend intimate time with JESUS in His Word, listening, reading, and spending time patiently in understanding what He is saying and teaching me. When I have met with JESUS, then I can follow Him, because I will know what He wants me to do today.
Great news, we have our logo done for our tee shirts and our message: Galations 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ who lives in me: and the life whih I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the SON of GOD who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Thank you to all of you who have helped make this happen.