Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The number 11 makes me think of the "Hall of Faith" found in Hebrews chapter 11.
Just as Abel offered a better sacrifice, each member of the Mozambique team has had to sacrifice something in order to go on this, time, summer fun, selfish desires, etc. Just as God was pleased with Abel's offering, He is pleased with your offering of yourselves to Love The ONE and love the one.  He will honor your sacrifices. 

Just as Enoch truly pleased God, each of you truly please God, simply because you are His sons and daughters.  There is nothing you can do to earn more of His love and nothing you will do to lose His love.  Rest in that and allow Him to take you to Heaven in your spirit, just as Enoch was taken to Heaven in the natural.  He has amazing things to show you!  

Just as Noah listened to and obeyed God, listen to and obey God.  One of our pastor's favorite phrases is "hear, trust, obey". He really is speaking.  Are you really listening?  Even if what He tells you doesn't seem to make sense as I'm sure it didn't to Noah, who had never seen rain before?  Do you trust Him enough to obey Him?  You listened when He called you to go on this trip.  You trusted.  You are obeying.  Continue to do so every single moment and He will accomplish much through you!

Just as Abraham believed God's promises, you can too. What promises are you believing Him for during this trip? Stand on them!  Act upon them!  Receive them!

Just as Isaac blessed Jacob, God wants to use you to bless the one in Mozambique.  Ask Him to show you what sort of blessing you can speak over someone.  Your words have power!

Just as Moses saw God face to face and was called God’s friend, His desire is to be intimate with you - face to face.  He is your friend who will never leave or forsake you. Spend time with Him until your face glows with His glory and people are drawn to His light shining from you.

Just as Joshua obeyed and the walls came down, your obedience will cause walls to come down!  The spirit of darkness doesn't stand a chance!  The wall of sickness will come down!  The wall of death will come down!  The wall of depression and hopelessness will come down!  The wall of loneliness will come down!  The wall of poverty will come down!  Be ready to make walls fall regardless of how ridiculous the method He chooses for you may seem!  

Just as Rahab was an unlikely person to be used by God and receive His blessings, you may be wondering how in the world God can use you on this trip.  God doesn't look at your outward appearance and think you're too young, too old, too weak, too sinful, etc...He looks at your heart...He looks at the blood of His Son which covers you and all He sees is righteousness...all He sees is someone who is willing to be used in any way He chooses to use you to love the one. 

Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, and David were all warriors for God’s people.  Each one sought God and God gave each one the victory.  You too can do all things because Jesus strengthens you!  Seek Him, see yourself as His warrior.  He will give you the victory!

Samuel heard from the Lord and delivered His messages. You too can hear His voice. He has called you to deliver His message of love.  Sometimes this will look like a word He gives you to deliver and sometimes it will look like giving someone a hug.  Sometimes it will look like feeding the hungry and sometimes it will look like praying for healing.  I pray each one of you has ears to hear His voice.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Lord, open up their eyes to the things unseen, which is the greater reality. Show them how to bring this greater reality to earth...Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in Heaven.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
Thank You, God for rewarding those who seek You. Each of these team members has sought You.  Each one believes that You are...You ARE the Great I AM.  You ARE the answer to every question, the solution to every problem, the All in All.  
To You be all glory for everything You will accomplish on this trip.  Bless You, Lord!

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