Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Family Photo!

We finally had all of our family together over this past weekend! And so... had to have family photos taken with all of us! Our friend, Mark, did a fantastic job!!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

song of the week

The other day, I was sitting down to play guitar, and I began strumming a 'G' chord, and then moving to 'C', and back and forth between these two chords. There are lots of songs that have these chords in them, but I didn't really have a song in mind when I began strumming.
Suddenly, the words of a song I didn't know I knew how to play came spilling from my lips, the meaning so direct in relation to my life in the last week. I sang,

You're calling me to lay aside,

The worries of my day,
To quiet down my busy mind,
And find a hiding place

You are Worthy

Of a Childlike faith,
And of my honest praise,
And of my unashamed love,
Of a holy life,
And of my sacrifice,
And of my unashamed love

You are Worthy

As I sang the words of this song, I began realizing the meaning. In the busyness of life, God was calling me lay it all aside, to find a quiet place for fellowship with Him. Why? Because He is worthy. He is worthy of my childlike faith. He is worthy of my honest praise. He is worthy of a holy life. He is worthy of my sacrifice. He is worthy of my unashamed love. He is worthy.

I sat, strumming these chords and singing the word of this song, allowing the Holy Spirit to come and meet with me in the quiet place, in the stillness of mind that I had chosen despite the activities in my life. It's a humbling experience to have the Holy Spirit put the words in your mouth to a song, and then bring understanding to mind. This has been the prayer of my week - that I would continually quiet my spirit and wait in the Lord's presence. Why?

Friday, 4 September 2009

prayers please

Dear Friends,

First of all I want to sincerely thank all of you for being apart of my life, and for supporting me in the endeavors that God has called me to. I believe that it is because of your prayers, support, and love that I have been able to walk in the steps that God laid out for me.
I have been tested, tried, and so richly blessed in the last 5 months! And I know that each circumstance has helped better shape me into the fullness of who God created me to be. It has been in this season of life that God has called me to higher levels of faith, deeper levels of love, and to a more set apart lifestyle. I am thrilled to be walking this journey, hand-in-hand, with the Creator of the Universe, the Lord of all creation, the Lover of my soul. He has refined me in ways that surprise even me, and I so look forward to where He is taking me next.

It is only just over two weeks until I head to another state for the YWAM School of Worship that I believe God is leading me to. I am excited for what God has for me, and what I will be able to pour out back to Him in this next adventure. But, I ask that your prayers for me would not stop now. I still need over $3000 for the tuition of this school. I don't doubt that if this truly is where God wants me (and I believe it is) that He will provide. I have seen His faithfulness in numerous ways in my life, and have witnessed the miraculous ways of provision that He has poured out. I pray that in this waiting, perseverance will grow, and my faith will be further tested. It hasn't always been easy to hold to such unwavering faith, and there have been times of discouragement, but I know my God is faithful, and I know His timing is perfect! I appreciate all of you who have prayed over this for me and have donated to this as well. I ask that you would continue to do so; believe with me for this!

Thanks again, and I will let you know how God provides! I look forward to testifying of yet another one of His perfectly timed provisions!

Also, I ask that you would pray for guidance if the finances don't come. I will be needing to figure out where to live and work, etc. So pray that if God closes this door, another will be opened!

Blessings in Him,