Divine Encounters


Lately, the cry of my heart is “Lord I want the more”.  That should always be all believers cry. I am learning that it simply increases in every season of life. Yes, I sought Gods face yesterday, last week, last month, but for this season its different. I have to seek Him more, in a different way, different places, but still the same never changing God. He utterly delights in us pursuing Him in fun, spontaneous joyful way. He loves when we lavish our “so-call” free time on Him.

For the first 3 1/2 months of this year, I would go to the beach as often as I could to spend time with God in prayer, worshiping, evangelizing, whatever He wants. That was three months ago, now I am not even surrounded by water. Severe things can happen in this kinds of situation. I can either hold on to the beach memories, and ask God that I want to go back there, or I can find something else around me that I enjoy and make new memories with God.

I chose the latter, I choose to go on an adventure to unfamiliar places because I serve an everlasting God, whose presence never cease to come everywhere I go. Who always goes before me, and makes every rough paths smooth (Isaiah 45:2). The beach was one the best places that I would go to spend time with God three months ago, but not in the season I am in now. Now it’s the park, and everywhere I go.

Last week,  as I was about to leave the park, Holy Spirit started talking to me about this guy that was a bit far from me.  So then off course since everything God does is perfect, this guy started walking toward me, so then I got up and walked and stopped him to share The Word with Him. He was encouraged, and I got to pray over Him, releasing the presence of God in His life, and  His family.

At the park, I’ve gotten to share The Word, pray to God, sing a new song onto my beloved. I can’t imagine spending time with him elsewhere. Tomorrow might be a different story, but today, I enjoy dancing like no one’s watching, and just be free. I love watching God change the weather so I can worship Him outside. One time I remember I was going running and it started to sprinkle, and I was like Lord, please hold it for like 20, 30 minutes, till I am done with my run, and he did. Another time, Holy Spirit told me to go to the park at 4pm, it was so hot outside, and am like Lord, let it breezy and not sunny. Mind you it was not breezy before I left and burning hot. I got to the park, I found our spot (Jesus and I) it was breezy, I didn’t even sweat. The sun wasn’t burning hot like it was earlier. All the work of God, I simply asked and He freely gave, because He’s an amazing Father who is for me and not against me.

Take home message Is to make your mind, and not let circumstances determine, how or where you will worship God. He’s so big, strong and mighty and so much fun. If you would only dare to purse him as you purse your earthly relationships, your whole world would turn upside down.  But no, we have to try and “fix” ourselves, listen to the lie of the enemy that we are not worthy. No His death made you worthy. You simply come as you are, and let him take you into your next level of glory. Don’t put Him in a box, he cannot fit in. I pray that you will never lose your wonder of Him, and passionately purse Him in new and exciting way.

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The Land of Many Options


From the freezing weather Starbucks seems to be a fitting place to warm up. Well as I thought, but I later realized my very own couch was perhaps even more warm than the strong fragrance of Arabica beans. I remember as I put my backpack in my car when I was leaving I could smell coffee beans on my things. I had an amazing time learning about capillary wedge pressure, oncotic and hydrostatic pressure at my local Starbucks.

My study date was cut short, because mom had to go to work, and was in need of her car, but non the less the few hours I spent there were productive, and I can’t thank Him enough for that.

Yesterday morning when I woke up the first thing I needed to do was go to church, I was sure I left my Bible there and I was missing it. I don’t remember the last time I missed not been able to read from my very own Bible. I tend to not lose my Bible, it gets misplaced sometimes, but not lost.  The interesting thing is, I actually haven’t read what I am so eager to read yet.

I had Tex Mex food for the first time in so long last night, it was so good! I met up with a dearly love friend whom I haven’t seen in a long time.  A lot of things were running through my head during dinner.  Perhaps the  most prevalent is the options we have here in America. Compare to other places of the world, where I have had the privilege to live in, Americans have way too may options. Yes, it’s a blessing, but I don’t believe its been channel in the right direction. If we’re consumed with ways to bless others with the 20  options of frozen dinners in the store isles, then we can say “oh yes, its been used to advance the Kingdom”, but no we are busy with ourselves, and how much more we can consume. No, I am not saying that every American is as such, but a lot are.

I will be very honest, One thing the Lord has revealed to me in my short vacation back to America is how materialist I can be when I come back to the states. The Holy Spirit literally allowed me to see it in action last week. I was driving around a really nice area, and been surrounded by nice things, l just started imagining myself  in that nice car or that huge house, it literally just consumed my thought that day.

Also I have noticed I am more inclined to make purchases out of whim here in the States than in other parts of the world.

I take longer grocery shopping here, because I am too busy trying to decided the difference between that particular shirt from the same brand. It’s so sad! That this is really a concern. It’s also sad that I went to a Christian book store to pick up a Bible, but I went to at least 3 or perhaps even more because I was looking for the “right size”.  I know that know that I would be able to find the size I was looking, in the end I ended up buying a larger print. But my point it, having 100’s of options drove me to  be picky enough to develop preferences. I am not saying we shouldn’t want these things , but if we are honest how many more translations of the English Bible do we need? While such as  there is only one Yoruba translation.  Our problem in the west is not lack, but excess.

Aside from having too many options in the west, one thing  I want to go after this year  By His grace, is been supper conscious of the presence of God around me.  When Jesus walks into a place, EVERYTHING changes. I want the reality of Heaven to invade places, situation, and mindsets of the people around me. I want Him to come and change hearts, and set people free. Then and only then can they go and become everything He has called them to be.

Marriage Covenant with Jesus.


God, my heart utterly breaks when I see believers pursuing relationships rather than You. I remember when you allowed me to walk through my own season wondering about relationship. I learned some incredible lessons, but above all else, I know what I want in a husband, to not allow the enemy to present a false replica. Now, I hear God saying, this is why we must pursue His presence, so we do not settle for anything less than His best.

Now, I am so much more sure of what I want in a Husband, that by God’s grace I do not want to date anyone.  The next question would be, how can you get to know them? How would you know that they are the one you should spend the rest of your life with? One answer: Intercession. If the God, whom I worship in Spirit and truth is truly the God above every god, then He will reveal to me if that particular someone is my spouse or not. This will save me from falling into unnecessary sins, that comes from dating. Who says you need to know every single detail about a person before you marry them? If Biblical marriage is a picture of my relationship with The Almighty, using this blueprint. When I became a believer, there was a lot I didn’t know about God, everyday I am learning something new. Same with marriage, you learn from each other everyday, you grow together in Christ.

When I see brothers, and sisters pursing relationships like it’s a means to an end, I just tear up on the inside. Because God will never give you a spouse, if first you are not married to Him. How can He trust you to take care of someone else, if you are being tossed and blown by the winds (ungodly doctrines) of this world (James 1:2-8) Again, God will not give you someone to make  into an idol.  If you are not worshiping God, whatever it is you worship then is idol worship. Whether, it is a relationship, job, school, food, family, whatever it may be, if it is not God, it is an idol. Ungodly altars, thus must be severed before we can even be married to God, much less marrying another individual. There is an order to everything in The Kingdom. God is not a god of caucus or confusion, He is The God of order. First thing must be first, and that is getting in a relationship with Him, and being perfectly content with that relationship above all else, even if it means you never getting married. Marriage is not the end goal of ones life, it  is a gift from God. It’s a covenant relationship, not a contract as the world looks at it.

If every believer only knew how jealous God is for their affections.  They would really wait on the Lord, and have Him bring, him/her a spouse at His timing and even friendships, relationships in general. Lord, set souls ablaze. Every heart that will read this, Father help them hunger for the Fame of Jesus in Creation. That the desires of your heart will be His fame (Isaiah 26:8), this is why I care so much about this issue.  When I see people in ungodly relationships, I know it’s a symptom of a deeper heart issue. A void that only God can fill, no relationship will be able to fill that void.  Lord, I pray that You will be their

one desire, above all else. Become the lover of their hearts and soul. Set every heart ablaze for the Name of Jesus. Lord, I just pray for every men and women that calls upon your name, Father, I pray that they will set godly standards in relationships, that the covenant they have with you will be the example. God did not save you to fall short of His glory/calling. He saved you so you can dwell in His presence for eternity. He won this battle already, look upon the face of your Beloved, there is freedom in His presence. Run to Him, and Him alone.

Father, I thank You for the hearts you are transforming, thank you for their lives, for their devotion to you, thank you Father, that surely you will consume them. Father, I lift up the ones that don’t know You, thank You that you are awakening their hearts to The Kingdom. Begin to praise the Father, because It is only by His wounds you are healed. Beauty became ashes for you, don’t go back to the ashes Jesus destroyed. Don’t look through the garbage can again.  Jesus has set you free, now walk in freedom in the Name of Jesus. There is power in the Name of Jesus to break every chain, Amen

The God of Endless Possibilities


To The God who invades the impossible. To Him, I offer my life at the altar of sacrifice. Father, I just ask for an invasion of more of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I want all The God head to keep invading every area of my life, I want to overflow in the maximum of everything I can have in God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit. Precious Father, I praise you that would you let me overflow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Lord, You know it, You know it, I do not know everything, but one I am confident of this, that You Father, are the God who loves invading the impossible.

It’s already February, this past January was probably the best January I have ever had in my entire life. I know I have said the same thing about previous months, but God just keeps making everything better than the day before. It utterly confirms the Scripture that says we move from glory to glory in Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).

This week, I learned from the Spirit of God through Bill Johnson, that the Israelite s  forgot what God did for them, which is why they kept falling in to idolatry. God dried up the red sea Imageas dry land for the Israelite s’ to walk through (Hebrews 1129). Waters came up  of  rocky places, because He wanted to show them how beloved they are to Him (Exodus 17:6). The same people would turn after having personal experiences with God Himself, and start worshiping things He created. Bill’s point is that the people of Israel  forgot what God delivered them from, and they were so focused on what He has not done yet. This took the focus off of God, and the spotlight on their circumstances. Therefore it was the same story over and over again, God would rescued them, and they would fall right back into idolatry again.

Then the Holy Spirit began talking to me, on why He has me praying “Lord, let me never forget who you are, or what You have done for me” a lot. As I pray, It would literally just come out somehow. Then He said, it’s a warning against Idol worship. Because the people of Israel stopped praising God in difficult circumstances, they lost touch on what was really important, God. And that He did not want me to forget who He is, and everything He has done for me, so when I am waging war for a breakthrough to happen, or simply anything, I don’t give up because He is talking too long. I can still hope, knowing that my God is the God who invades the impossible.

This is also another reason why God wanted me to me to make every effort to write more to Him this year, so when those times come where I am just waiting on God in whatever the situation might be, I can go back and read about all He has done already, and praise Him, rather than stay in discontent and get discourage about what He has not done yet. I pray that He never allow me to  lose sight of what He has done. Something else He has been burning in my heart is not reducing God to the gifts He has given me.  If I simply reduce  Him, How can I even begin to trust Him to shatter the impossible, if I have put a limit through my thoughts about what He can or cannot do?

Last Sunday, I prayed for a couple that was on vacation from Canada, the wife’s ears was hurting, she said perhaps from the altitude of flying up and down. She was healed in the Name of Jesus. The Husband who was not a believer, will be in the Kingdom someday.  I prayed for this lady with a son the same day, calling them (her family)  fourth into the Kingdom. Also last Sunday, I prayed for 4 little girls, I am trusting God that they will be ministers in the Kingdom one day, actually no, I know they will be. The last time I was by the water, two or so days ago, I prayed for a lady and her mothers brother, who was coming back to Jesus. It was an honor, just to bless that family.

At school, Wednesday afternoon, God showed up at Bible study. I wanted Him to touch everyone, but I told Him, I just want Him to set one heart on fire, and off course everyone was touched and every heart was set ablaze .  I prayed for a friend who rolled her ankle, it was wrapped up so I asked her if I could pray over it. I was going to touch it, she said I couldn’t, that it is against her culture. Almost immediately, I could hear Jesus whispering, “I will  heal her regardless”. So I prayed, and afterwards, I asked her how she felt. She mentioned that she felt, a tingle as I was praying, I knew God  heal her, but it was nice to hear her confirm it. I told her to let me know when it is completely healed so I can celebrate with her. I saw her in class with her shoes on, I walked to her, and said “God healed your leg”, and she said “yes”. All I could do was shower Him with praises more and more.

Another lady, I have been praying over this past few days, tells me Jesus comes and rests upon her as I pray over her. That she always feels  Him resting upon her. Her name is Harini, there is a calling on her life, she is so hospitable, and literally serves people anyway she can. Please pray for her salvation, it will happen at God’s timing. I prayed over another student name Mike, I got to pray over His immigration documents, that I would slip through the hand of the immigration officers like oil. I know God  has answered my prayer. I remember after I prayed for him, he told me that no one has ever done anything like that before for him in his 30 years of living, his face was utterly priceless.

God told me that He will cause everyone I attend school with to be prayed over somehow. How? I have no clue, but I know it will happen, because of what I have already experience this past week, and above all because He promised. I don’t need to know how all of it will happen, but I will say this, been aware of His presence everywhere, is really transforming my entire life for the better.  Seeing people’s face light up in the presence of God is one the of the many things that brings me joy, it is so filing. I do not get tired of it, and I pray that I never do.

My brother shared with me that yet again, another lady was sharing the Gospel with Him at the financial aid office at his school. Seeing what a grip God has over his life literally makes me shutter. Another praise, is that his tuition was provided for by the Lord, so please thank God for that. Seeing his face light up through Skype as He talked about Jesus brings utter joy. I delight in things as such.

 

The Greater Things


Daddy, I don’t even know where to begin. As I sit and ponder, the Lord is giving me an overview of Some of the things He has allowed me to walk through this past month and a half. Perhaps the one thing that truly stands out is His faithfulness and Love. For such a long time now, I would say to myself that God is constantly going out of His way to make things happen. How that thought came to my head is simply because some of the things He does sometimes just blows my mind that I am left speechless. Surely then, He is going above and beyond, but then God Speaks.

Rasidat, ” my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, “declares the Lord” (Isaiah 55:8). So after this revelation from the Lord, I had to stop saying “God, You keep going out of Your way” for He is simply been God. Now, what more could I ask for in a Father.

Be encouraged, that the Lord is literally changing the systems here at my school and I know it is because of your prayers. I remember in my past email, I asked you to pray for students, and conversations with Muslims especially.  Another brother in The Lord, here has been meeting with Mena, a Muslim girl. The converse about both Christianity and Islam on a weekly bases. Please pray that The Lord will make His cross real in her life. I know one thing she and many other Muslims stumble on, is Gods’ love. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:8).

On one of our Wednesday evening Bible study, one of my classmates who happen to be a Muslim showed up to give me batteries. How The Lord, ordained this, I am still marvel at to this day. So, the batteries in my calculator died, and I needed my calculator working for a quiz in Physic that week. I asked around, not one had any, I went to the gift shop by my hotel, and it was so expensive, go I gladly walked away. Then I asked MK, and she said has some batteries that I could have, and that she would bring it. She forgot the next day, but then come Wednesday, I stayed after school to practice physics questions with her, and I told her that I would have to leave at 5pm for Bible study, we practice our questions and finished a bit after 5. I got to Bible study, a few minutes later, she came by with Batteries in her hand. So off course I told her to sit down, and join us, I mean I did not think she simply came for the batteries, she could have given them to me anytime, so I knew it was The Lord. John, another brother summarized what we were talking about, and ask Her to ask questions about anything she wants clarification on. And He assured her that even their book says, to ask “the people of the book”

(Surat Al ‘Imran, 64). The people of the book, refers  Christians.  Even MK herself mentioned she knew this, and I think  the that fact that John told her, made her feel more comfortable. Some other muslims might think she is blaspheming her god by simply sitting in our midst, so that verse from the Quran covers her too.  At the end, she got to pray with us, even she said a prayer, and after Bible study, I  felt led to ask her “did you know that God loves you”? Hmm… as she stumbles trying  to utter words to respond back. It caught her off guard. Why? Because their god is NOT Love.

After wards we were all going to eat dinner, so I asked her to Join us, and she did. We blessed the food, and as we began eating she started talking about how God answered something she prayed for earlier. She mentioned that she was praying that God will make a away for her to eat out that night, and that none of her friends up stairs where she lived wanted to eat out. So she was so excited to eat dinner with us. Normally, I do not even eat at the restaurant by the place I live.  But that night, I felt led to ask everyone if they wanted to eat there. We got to fellowship with her, and it was incredible. She is very to herself, well at least I thought so from previous attempt of talking with her.  But The Lord just opened my mouth that night, and we just listened trying to understand her world view and why she thinks the way that she does.

Then she started telling me that she knocked on my door earlier to give me the batteries, but that I was not there, so she asked one of my other Muslim friend Naim, and he told her that I was at Bible study in the back. Oh my goodness, all I could do was praise the Lord. I mean, she did not have to come looking for me, she could have waited. We got to speak truth into her life, and talk about the Love of Our Savior. Then she asked me why I had previously asked her if she knew about  Gods’ loves for her. I told her, that He want me to tell her that, then she started talking about how She has experienced the Love of God in her life. That God loves her enough to send her to med school, and to hangout with us that night. It was simply a sweet night, and all The glory be to Him. Every time she sees me now, she is always saying hello, and before, I normally do the approaching and now she just comes to me.  Our conversations definitely have  moved past the hello and the goodbye, and I know it was because of that one Wednesday where she got to here about the Love of God.

This is one of many conversations, other believers and myself have had with Muslims, and many others. I want you to know that heaven is bringing His kingdom down here because of your prayers. Yes, your prayers are that powerful. He has robbed His children on earth with all authority in His name. So I pray that you will unleash the authority that He has freely give you for the greater things He has called you to.

I declare that The Lord will take you to your destiny. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord desires to do something through you that has never been done before, when you get to the by faith. I declare that The Lord will give you the anointing that you may accomplish things for Him that has never been done before.  I don’t know about you, but I am tired of reading miracles in the book of Acts and really all over Scripture. I want to become the book of Acts, I want to be The Church has called me to. I declare a new level of faith upon your life, a faith that comes with you anywhere you go in the world, a faith that does not depend on your circumstances, a faith level that is greater than any mountain you will ever face. A faith level that triumphs over every trial, a faith level that keeps trusting, no matter the situation, because Your Father said that “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). I declare that The Lord will give you assignments that only He can do. For when it is really faith, it becomes James 2, if it is really faith do something you has not done before. Divine testimony is bigger than a testimony, it means your outcome was totally God.

All Creation Will Sing Your Name


All Creation will sing the name of Jesus, it will happen. The Lord will reign forever, because He is God. The Lord just provided me with another opportunity to read through The Book of  Revelation from the New Testament of The Bible. One word, that described everything was glorious, but before He can make all thing new again, He will avenge the destroyer for the evil that he accomplished.

My heart shattered to pieces when I read that the wrath of God will be poured out on all the ungodliness of creation. The Lord graciously allowed me to feel the weight of it. None should desire to even taste it, much more go through it, but people are going to hell. Hell is real, a real place. The fact that people are going there is mind shattering, not in a good way by any means. It breaks everything in me. Then on the other side, when God was sending the plagues on the earth, He kept wanting people to repent. I think that might be a reason (do not quote me) for the plagues.

“The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release  the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind. The number of the mounted troops was two hundred million. I heard their number. The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. A third of mankind was killed by the three plagues of fire, smoke and sulfur that came out of their mouths. The power of the horses was in their mouths and in their tails; for their tails were like snakes, having heads with which they inflicted injury.

The rest of man mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshipping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or talk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts their sexual immorality of their thefts” (Revelation 9:13-21).

This is not even the full cup of the wrath, this is one of the many wraths of  the cup, so imagine much more afflictions. The part that shocks me is the last part where is says “the rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands”.  My flesh says “how could you not repent”? My spirit says “Are you really surprise”? People have “hearts as  hard as flints and would not listen to the law or to the words the Lord Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was very angry” (Zechariah 7:12).

By the end of Revelation, I simply stood in all, and still standing in awe of the greatness of our God. He is so good. The new heaven and a new earth, so glorious. The new Jerusalem, with each foundation build on a precious stone, so epic (Revelation 18-20). 12 foundations, 12 stones I just have no words to describe it all. Our God is coming back for his Bride. All I want is all that You are Jesus. By your grace, I am running after all You are Jesus. Jesus you are more than my words will ever say, help me keep fixing my eyes on you, Only You.

Great is The Love of The Savior, Jesus I pray over every soul You are letting read this. That they will lay at your feet, and cry out to You. That they will cling to you, and read Your Word. That they will walk humbly in the truth you have revealed and are revealing to us all. God be exalted in everything, help us  live for your glory, and nothing less. Jesus You are the Standard, and nothing less, than Jesus. I pray that You will help Your children that are reading this live a life that is worthy of your gospel (Philippians 1:27-28). That none will lack anything, but rather seek you fervently in prayer. For Your words says in Hebrews that you are a “rewarder of those who earnestly see you” (Hebrews 11:6). Daddy, listen to the cry of those who have no idea who you are that are reading this. Your words promise that you listen to the cry of the broken. Break people of everything as you desire in order that they might come back to their Maker, Jesus Christ. Whatever it takes, You “kingdom will forcefully advance”, this is a promise (Matthew 11:10). So Jesus, I am asking that You, been Lord of all the lords make your kingdom advance as you please, and however you want.  The Lord hears the cry of the broken, so I pray that you will cry out to your Maker. Lord, I praise you that Your glory will fill creation. It will happen, the oh how glorious that day will be. You are worthy of all our praise, forever and ever Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

In The Name Of Jesus


 

I pray in the name of The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit that His will be done is this. Lord You are more than welcome to take over at any moment, apart from you I am nothing, and so is this (John 15:5).

My Spirit is overfilled with thankfulness, of pure unending joy for you. Thank you so much for waging war in prayer this summer on the Kingdom behalf. Thank you for going to Him who is able to do way more than we can imagine (Ephesians 3:20). Thank You for approaching His throne with confidence, so others may receive mercy and find grace (Hebrews 5:16).

Your prayers demolished, and are demolishing strongholds that will forever change eternity. Wednesday afternoon while standing in line  to get Tapioca with my siblings, I received an email from family in East Asia, Sharing with me that one of the people I was privileged enough to share the love of Christ with now believes in the Lord. Off course I went nuts, and even much more once I stepped out of the store. I was trying to compose myself inside the store, why? I was trying to not cause a huge sense. Lame excuse says the Holy Spirit. I should have went crazy that the cashier should have asked what was wrong, and it would have been a huge entry in sharing the Good News with her. But its okay, God will get her at His timing. I had no idea that I would share this much detail about the story, and this isn’t even the best part . When the Holy Spirit shows up when I am writing, I literally just type. I don’t plan this out, I let Him  take control, because it is only what He say that really matters.

After I left the store, I was driving home in awe of the greatness and utter faithfulness of God. In his mercy, He literally started bringing back all the memories of when I first met Lance.  So Lance came to an event queered to help students practice English, and for the majority of the time he wasn’t there, because Satan tried to prevent Him from coming there. The event occurred at a two story coffee shop, and the waiters in the coffee house simply told it was happening here, they never actually told him the exact location. And it was on the 2nd floor of the coffee shop. I remember seeing lance reading a newspaper, checking his watch and drinking coffee. He looked like He was waiting on someone, but I didn’t ask. When God finally led Him to come upstairs, I don’t remember exactly how. He sat at my table, and literally after His first few words, the Holy Spirit told me He wasn’t hear to practice His English. He spoke really really good English.  God has been gracious in given me a Spirit of discernment, so when He told me, he was hear for the Gospel, we skipped the long introductions and dive into what really matters, Jesus. Still to this day, I don’t remember exactly how that conversation started, It just always end up been about Jesus in the end, this happens to me a lot. I remember him asking me questions about the Bible, and later found out he use to live in New York City, this explained why his English is great. We talked about his time in America, family, and at the end I gave Him a Bible. The fact that the Bible was even there at that time, at that location was ordained by the Lord, and I will forever praise Him for this. The sister that left the Bible there did not want to have to carry it back and forth that week, she takes it back and forth all the time, but that week, God wanted those Bibles to be at the coffee shop.

I have been praying for Him, because His face screamed hungry for a savior. He was searching for answers, and wanting to know truth. We exchanged contact information, and I texted Him if I He wanted to have dinner/lunch with Jonah ( a local believer) and myself.  At this point, my friends and I had been asking God to bring up guys to share with it. In that culture, the locals tell me that girls desire to know more about the Lord than males. God is bigger than cultural norms the Holy Spirit reminded me, so I knew it was a lie from the devil, no need to let it sit.  So lance invited Jonna and I out to dinner my last week.

Trusting the Lord will lead us, at dinner again Lance didn’t waste much time bring up the Lord, He told us about His exposure to religion (Mormonism). I got to share how the Lord deliver me from darkness to light. That we are not saved by our good works, because it is not good enough in compare to Perfection (Jesus) Who shed His blood of The Cross for ALL of our sins. That we cannot buy his love, that it is free, forever and always. He bought us with His blood. He asked me tons of questions, and the Lord helped me through them all. By the end of the dinner, all I could do was praise God for placing lance into my pact, because I was certain that I obey my Father, and delivered His message with the utmost authority that He has graciously granted me, at that point, I knew there was nothing left to be done but keep praying for Him. I can’t help Him or anyone else understand the Gospel. I can only present the gospel, and trust that the Maker or heaven and earth will show mercy on Him, and graciously save Him.

I got back from EA, Lance is still on my heart. I was praying that God will provide a way to just let me write Him, I was at camp at this time. Two weeks into camp, I got an email from Him. And my face just lit up, I knew after that God will provide an opportunity to response back. In the email he mentioned that He was learning more about Jesus through my Host Family, and heart just melted.  In my response God allowed me to  share His story and pray for Him and Family in the email. And now, all this is history, all that matters now is who Lance is in the Lord.

The fact that God allowed me to hear about his is a honor, He did not have to let me hear about it , but He did, and I utterly praise Him for it. His love is always the difference.

God has changed my life this summer, it was expected. He’s a big God. He allows me to come with expectations, and always goes above and beyond.  He’s really teaching that if, I am constantly asking Him for more of Himself, He needs more of me. It’s the relationship that drives everything. It’s out of the overflow of my love for Him that my spirit desires to Read the Bible, pray, and share The Word with other.

One of the other things I learned is living for every second as He’s granted it. I am starting to learn this is where the urgency in me comes out. I use to have a tendency to be constantly looking ahead, this is not a bad thing, but when the future consumes your life, its dangerous, why? Because none of us are guaranteed  another day, much less the next hour. I am guaranteed this moment, this second not even the next minute, much more hours, days, weeks, months, years.  If I am constantly thinking about what we happen three weeks from now, I am missing everything He is doing this very second. Therefore I am not going to wait to share the Gospel with that person after knowing them for X amount of time. By His grace I am going to take every moment He gives me as an opportunity to share as He desires, because it would be our last encounter.

In light of all this, I pray that in view of His mercy in which He has freely lavished on You, that you will DEVOTE the rest of the life He will give you in pursuing a love relationship with Him. A love relationship with Jesus is why He made you to begin with, nothing less. If this solid foundation is not there, you are missing out on the FULLNESS of joy in which He desires for you. It is out of this love relationship will the rest of your life make sense. Friend, how are you with Jesus? I don’t care what you are doing for Him, I care more about your relationship with Him. Our relationship with Him should be getting better every second of everyday, “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18). We should look more like him every second of everyday. “He must become greater, (you) must less (John 3:30). It’s literally no longer self, but Christ that does everything. I pray that this will be the cry of your heart. That He will become greater and that you will become less. Notice how John 3:30 is command not simply a wish.

In the name of Jesus, I pray that you will die to self, and surrender to Christ who lives in you (Galatian 2:20). I trust with all of my heart, that Him “who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”(Philippians 1:6).  I pray that you will obey every word, even if it literally to get up and move to another country for His name sakes, because His ways are better. He is God over all your days, I pray that you will fix your eyes on Him, and only Him. In light of what He did, I pray that you will lay the life He gave you as a living sacrifice that is HOLY, and PLEASING (Romans 12:1). There is no such thing as walking casually with Him, no Scripture in the Bible can support that. So no one can be half holy or half pleasing, you either are or you are not. I pray that He will give you eyes to see, and ears to hear His words. I pray that we will worship our Father with our entire being, this simply cannot be over prayed. Its that important. “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our ‘God is a consuming fire'”(Hebrews 12:28-29).

I wrote this for my prayer warriors sometimes last week,I want you to celebrate, and above all PRAISE the Lord, for HE is GOOD, and his faithfulness surely endures to all generations (Psalm 100:5)