Friday, August 30, 2013

The choice is ours

“Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a common sense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith.   But common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense. Can you trust Jesus Christ where your common sense cannot trust Him? …Believe steadfastly on Him and everything that challenges you will strengthen your faith.”  
      -A few thought from Oswald Chambers that we have found much encouragement in.

This is quite a different experience than either of us have ever had.  We are used to having a game plan.  Usually we know what is next and have a strategy for how we will go about accomplishing it.  That is not necessarily something to be proud of.  I think that when we are always prepared and have everything figured out; we miss out on the amazing blessing of wholly relying on Jesus.  So, as this is a relatively new thing for us, we are so excited to see how it will grow our faith.  We are looking forward to gaining a greater knowledge of our God and growing closer to Him through the journey.  Our desire and prayer is; whatever life, as long as it means more of Christ!  And that life of knowing more of Christ rarely leads His children on a path that looks wise through the eyes of “common sense”.   

For you who haven’t heard we ARE here!  We thank our Father for a safe flight here.  How nice it was to step off of the plane and take in the familiar sights and sounds of Kenya! It is SO good to be back J We are thankful for the kind hospitality of our friends who are hosting us until we have a place of our own.  It sounds like we should be moving into our own home early next week.   It is in the same area that we lived last year. 

Many of you have told us that you are anxious to hear what our life will hold here…. For the record, we are too!  We may not know what tomorrow holds, but we KNOW who holds it! What amazing comfort. And He asks us, is that enough my child? The choice is ours.  We can worry and fret and toil all the day, doing the work of the vine. Or, we can rest IN the Vine and let Him work through us.  And so for us, today we must choose again to resign our will for His.  We again have to choose faith over the voice of common sense that at times seems to be laughing in our face.  The choice is in our hands, which way will you choose?!  Oh that we would all follow our God where He leads, with a predetermined “Yes, Lord” resounding from our lips!
Happy Friday!  May God get glory from your life today!!!


  1. So good to hear that you made it safely. You are in my thoughts and prayers! I'm so anxious to hear your reports. God Bless!!

  2. So happy to hear that you have arrived safely!! We do look forward to hearing what God has in store for the both of you!!! We love you!!!