Evening Prayer: Father, reveal my inconsistencies, that I might experience greater wholeness. Expose my narrowness, that I might experience Your fullness. Divulge my secrets, that I might experience Your emancipation. Amen
When we first shared with you all that God was sending us on a new journey in Costa Rica we also shared that the first two to three months would be for resting, meditating, praying and waiting on God to reveal exactly how He wanted us to serve Him here in San Isidro.
We want to share with you today that everything the Bible teaches us about God is true. Since we returned to Costa Rica on May 30th we have read our Bibles extensively. For me, it has been more that I have since I first accepted Christ back in October of 1989. Jamie, for as long as I have known her, has been a habitual reader of His Word. However, she has also increased her daily intact of Scripture.
We discuss what we read. We meditate on what we’ve read and discussed, and we pray. We pray about what it says, what it means and what it means for us.
If you feel lost. If you are searching. If you are longing. If you are hurting. If you are confused. If you are angry. If you are hurting. If you don’t feel loved. If your soul longs for contentment. I tell you the truth, the Bible will lead you to completion.
I read somewhere, way back when, that someone used the acronym of the B.I.B.L.E. as Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.
There is one thing that every believer/follower of our Lord Jesus Christ want to hear when we close our eyes for the last time on this earth. This is to hear the words “Well done, good and faithful servant. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21
I can only think of one way to be able to hear these words. Read, study, meditate, pray and obey His Word.
Too often we allow the world to distract us from our path. It is constantly trying to pull us to either the left or the right. The world tells us that anything is acceptable; you have the right to do what is right in your own eyes. The one thing the world refuses. The one thing that is not acceptable, is knowing, accepting and following Jesus Christ.
The world promises you all those things we long for that I noted above. This world is, for now, infected with the devil. Jesus himself told us in His Word when he was talking to the Jews and they were thinking their heritage would save them, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
Today, I want to encourage you. Hold fast to Christ. He alone can bring you to perfect peace and contentment.
viviendo el sueno
In Him, Ronnie and Jamie
Well I received the best video call tonight. One of my kids called me tonight to tell me he used his English tonight to translate during a motorcycle accident. To make it clearer he came upon an accident and an English speaking nurse came up and ask if someone could translate for the guy that was really injured. And he could. I Am so proud of him. Here is a perfect example that you really only need to reach out and help one person then they help one person … When you share the love of Christ and use the talent He has given you He blesses it. Go out and share what He has given you =}
In what ways can all of us dedicated Christians be salt and light in our world socially and politically without compromising our spiritual values ? – Gene Getz