November 13,2018

Well, we have now been in Costa Rica for over one year.  We have learned a lot and still have so much more to learn.  We have made some strategic alliances with several local churches.  God has been moving mightily and we are very humbled by all He has allowed us to do.  However, we are still waiting on His time frame and the “yes” to move forward into all He has planned for us.

We are learning to be patient.  That is not an easy test and we keep going round that mountain again and again.  Thank goodness, God allows us to take the test as many times as it takes for us to pass.  This morning I was reading Psalm 105 in the Passion Translation. ( By the way, my favorite translation for the Psalms.)  In verse 19 of Psalm 105, it says of Joseph, “Until it was time for his dreams to be fulfilled, God’s promise to Joseph purged his character and tested his patience.”  That spoke volumes to me today.   I want to be like Joseph, I want my character purged and my patience tested if that is what it will take for me to fulfill the dreams God has given me.  I know God is faithful.  But am I faithful?  Will I be still and allow God to speak and direct my path?  Will I allow my character to be purged without complaining?

I can feel in my spirit that God is about to accelerate things and I want to be ready.  He has a great work for us to accomplish here in Costa Rica and we want to be in the center of His will.  Galatians 6:22 states, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”  So, I already have the fruit, I just need to cultivate the soil, so the fruit can grow and be used to feed others.  Everything that God gives us is for others.  My prayer for today is,” Lord, thank You for allowing me to be tested so that I may be used by You to bring Your Kingdom to earth.  Amen.”

Be blessed today and light your light shine!

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