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While talking with a friend about to embark on World Race (An 11 month missions trip to 11 different countries), I decided to give her some tips that I’ve learned through personal experience and hanging out with Jesus a lot. These are very random and off the top of my head, but I realized after that they are actually very key and vital points for life in general, along with foreign missions. So I figured, why not share ’em?? ūüėÄ Enjoy!
1. Hold onto the beatitudes like they are your life.
2. Always go to the Lord first with any emotion you are feeling and see if they are in line with His.
3. Put others before yourself.
4. Let things slide even if they bother you… most of the time offence is unnecessary because the offending person is usually not doing it personally but is going through something themself and they are insecure/defending/or just plain ignorant that whatever it was would offend you.
5. We all have had incredibly different pasts, and reactions will vary depending on who is in what situation, so ask for a lot of grace because there will probably be reactions that you don’t agree with.
6. Always consult the Holy Spirit in every circumstance and situation.
7. Don’t let circumstances control your emotions, or your emotions to control your circumstances.
8. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
9. For suffering/trials/tribulation/persecution (of any kind)… have the mindset that to be counted worthy of that, is an incredibly high honour, and to share in Christ’s sufferings will bring beautiful amounts of intimacy.
10. Honour honour honour honour everyone around you.
11. Do words of life (encouragement) for the whole team as often as possible.
12. Be open and willing to try/do anything.
(unless it is sinful hahahha)
13. Enjoy every second and put your whole being into every second because 11 months is actually very short!
14. If there is ever a time that you don’t want to do ministry or something that you know you should, do it anyways because you are not there for you. You are there for the Lord, the people on your team, and the people you are ministering too.
15. Read your bible
16. Worship together as a team often.
17. Go deep with each other, it is so easy to just stay surfacey/do life together and you will regret it not having found out everything you can about each other!
18. Look at situations from above, not at the same level or below.
19. There is always something deeper happening than you think.
20. USE SQUATTY POTTYS THEY ARE THE BEST
21. Learn them correctly and you will love life.
22. Bring hand sanitizer everywhere.
23. Don’t talk to foreign men alone or consistently, they will think you love them and want to get married asap.
24. Learn as many languages as you can, as much as you can!
25. Do language games with the kids, it’s hilarious and you will learn really quick.
26. Learn people’s names and say them often in your conversations.
27. Bring your burdens (especially the ones for other people) before the Lord, and leave them there.
28. Walk in holiness (by the Spirit, not the flesh) because – ‘He stores up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” Prov 2:7
Added¬†#29. Holy Spirit’s other name is Teacher, so take advantage of it! He is a very gracious (praise the Lord) and good one at that! Phewie!
Welp, that’s all I got for now!!!! Hope that made sense and such :))) God Bless! OH and I’m planning on writing an update on what I’ve been doing with my life for the past several months soon!! Stay tuned!Image
Awake, awake Oh Sleeper.
Get up off of your bed and search out the one your heart loves.
He is waiting for you to chase Him.
He doesn’t want you to sit there anymore. Its time to arise Oh Bride!
His Spirit is searching for hearts ripe to breath His breath of Life on.
His eyes are going to and fro, looking for His lovely Bride. He’s probing the earth for her.
He’s looking for the broken, the poor, the one who’s ready to give it all for just one glance of His eyes.

She’s in love with the One who is Worthy to Open the Seals, the One with the sword in His mouth, flames in His eyes, feet of pure bronze. The One who sits on the Throne.
Her Beloved King.

RELEASE THE THRONE ROOM OH GOD 

My heart is burning for His Bride to awaken. She’s been sleeping for too long. The western culture has lullabied her into a false comfort and rest. She needs to come awake with a fiery passion burning inside her for the One. The Only ONE! The cares of this world will choke her seed if she doesn’t wake up and put her armour on.

God is glorified when He is enjoyed. Christianity is meant to be a Life, meaning an every moment every day kind of thing. We need to be intent every moment seeking out what our King and Love desires. God desires Truth in our innermost parts. So much of us ‘like’ truth and like ‘knowledge’. So much so that we read books and listen to sermons every so often so we can have knowledge. WELL we don’t have it if we DON’T LIVE IT!!¬†We MUST become it!! We must desire and love Truth. And what is Truth? The person of CHRIST! We’ve got to have an encounter with the person of Christ and chase Him. We can’t just expect it to happen with us being distracted by the world. Christ is Holy. He is separated. We’ve gotta separate ourselves if we want to find Him. He said ‘It’s the glory of God to hide a matter, and the glory of kings to seek it out’.

The Kingdom is full of mysteries and hidden things. Things that will take eternity to search out and understand. Why are we not searching? Why are we not ‘wasting’ our entire lives searching Him out? Why are we spending our lives living the American dream? It’s all so temporary. Are we truly living His dream? Do you even know what His dream is? What He wants? He wants¬†image back (Romans 8:28-30 and Eph 1:4) Unfortunately most of us are more concerned with an earthly image than what it means to look like the God of the universe.¬†What is the beginning of the understanding these mysteries anyways? The Fear of the Lord. That unfortunately is also something missing quite often these days. Who is this King of Glory? Does He make you fall on your face in His presence because He is so holy? Do you even understand what Holy truly means? Get on your knees and ask for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation. Do you truly know¬†– intimately experience – your God? Or just know about Him? Does He consume you? Are you walking in the Spirit at all times? Living the ascended life? Do you want too?Image

Ask.

Set Apart

Posted: July 6, 2010 in Thoughts
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I am constantly amazed by the ways God chooses to speak to me! Tonight at the young adults group I go to, He chose to speak to me through a beautiful lady whom I just met!

Set apart.

Standing firm in the unique identity He gave to me.

Humility. Strength. Righteousness not found easily in today’s society.

Never throw away or doubt the values imparted to me by my upbringing. They are a gift from the Lord.

Carrying a mantle of godly purity, honour, holy innocence. Example to this generation.

Embrace being different! Do not conform to the things I see around me. Do not be seduced by the world, how other women dress or carry themselves. I will hold tight to who God made me.

Go deep.

God, make me more and more like you.  You are the standard by which I live. Give me the strength to live the pure life You called me too. You are true beauty. Let me be good and upright in your sight.

Who is this God?

Posted: March 23, 2010 in Thoughts

Jesus,
You are so beautiful! Every time I catch a new glimpse of You, I am fully stunned. When you come near to me I cannot help but jump with excitement! When I look at what You have created, I dance with exuberance! You shine more brilliantly than the sun at it’s highest. You take my breath away. You captivate, inspire and woo me. I give You my everything, because You are worth it. MORE than worth it! You breathed the stars into being. You throw lightning. Your voice is louder than thunder. You are surrounded by a Holy Fire. Yet, at the same time as being all these, You are my Lover, my Father, my Peace, my Comfort, my Refuge. You are unfathomable! Unsearchable! Eternal! I cannot even comprehend Your nature, yet You love me anyways. WOW WOW WOW

Who is this God!? You died for ME?? One out of six billion people? a sinner? a blip on the timeline of the earth?

Why!? Because You love me. Because You knit me together in Mother’s womb. You made me in Your image. You said You do, and You do not lie. ¬†Because You want me to be in Heaven with You forever. Because to You, I am worth it. You do not NEED me, You WANT me.

Identity Crisis

Posted: March 20, 2010 in Thoughts

“You’re too fat! Your laugh is too loud! You look too serious! Your nose is too big! Your eyes aren’t blue! You’re too short! Your clothes sense is nonsense! You’re a doormat! You’re too sensitive! You’re not popu—–”

AAAH!!! I start questioning myself. Should I go on a diet?? Should I stop laughing?? Should I stop reflecting and thinking?? Should I start spending my money on clothes to fit in? Should I never think about what others want or need and only think about myself?? Should I stop caring?? What do I need to do to become more popular??? Will I ever be good enough? What am I doing on this earth?? And now… the¬†biggest question of all. The question I knew the answer to at one time, back when I was a child and only cared about what a few people thought of me. My daddy called me his sunshine. My mommy called me her princess. Jesus called me His best friend. That’s all I needed to know. I was loved. But now, I’m not so sure anymore. Other voices are crowding in. Confusing me. Telling me I’m¬† not worth it. I’m not lovable. Telling me I’m stupid. Who should I believe? Who am I really?

But wait… I hear something else… a much more quiet and still voice… not shouting in my ear… shhh world BE QUIET!!!

“You are¬†the perfect size… your laugh makes me smile so huge…¬†I gave¬†you that¬†intensity… your nose is your heritage… your eyes are a beautiful mixture of green, brown and yellow… you like to put others before yourself… you are popular with ME… you are My daughter… you are who I was thinking about before I started creating the world… you are the one that I want to sit on my lap in heaven… you are the one that I died for so that you could! I love you”

WOA!! umm God? Is that you? Do you, the Most High King of all Kings, really think about me like that? Hmm… Well it says here in Your word that you do.

Psalm 103: 11-18 ” For as high as the heavens are above the earth,¬†so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass,¬†he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children.”

So You have loved me and will love me forever and ever? That is amazing! How can I even compare who matters more between the world and You? The world is only temporary. Where as You are eternal. The world generally does not die for people. Yet, You died for the world. The world can give its approval or disapproval. You LOVE.

Thank You Jesus. I am Yours.

We Are All Significant

Posted: March 19, 2010 in Thoughts

I was reading Isaiah 56 and came across verses 3-5 :

“… And let not the eunuch say ‘Behold, I am a dry tree.’ For thus says the Lord: ‘To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, I will give in my house and within my walls a monument and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.’ ”

They can’t make a name for themselves because they can’t have children. Yet God gave them an everlasting name. He is so good and thoughtful! He truly cares and thinks about every person, no matter their background, what they look like, what their personality is etc.

Lord, open our eyes to the people around us. Those walking by on the streets, behind us in line at the check-outs in the grocery stores, sitting/standing beside us at a concert. We want to walk in a perpetual knowledge of how much You love others. Let us see them as You see them. Important. Individuals. Lovely. Hurting. Happy. Creative. Smart. I love how You can see inside each person and know what their deepest desires are! You jump for joy and dance a BIG dance whenever someone thinks about You! Give us a revelation of how much You care about the little things. ūüôā

Just a random extra thought… It’s cool to think about. You know how you are constantly thinking and monologuing in your head? Every other person in the world is doing the same thing. We are all ALIVE and SIGNIFICANT.