Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hello Old Friend.

    It has been quite awhile since I was last able to post a blog. I had hoped to be able to post something at least 3-4 times a week but clearly the internet and availability of said internet has other plans. I have also found this to be true of God. We can make all the plans that we want but in the end it is completely up to God. In Proverbs 19:21 it says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” It makes me think about all the things in my life that I try to plan for and anticipate like a future job, future husband, future family, etc. and how I shouldn’t be thinking so much about all that and trying to plan things that I can’t necessarily control. God has promised me that he will protect me and that he knows the desires of my heart and he will provide so why is it so hard to give him the reigns?
    Trusting is hard and because we grow up in a society that tells us to basically trust no one that makes it hard to trust anyone, especially when we do try to trust and things go wrong. Perhaps that is why it is hard to trust God, we don’t think anyone can be trusted and so we try to control everything ourselves. Controlling everything never works out as I have come to learn. God has a plan already in store for our lives and he is just waiting for us to give him complete control so that he can bless us beyond our wildest dreams. So, What is keeping you from trusting him?

It has begun…

    Welp, I have officially begun my first week here in Belize. My first group, Hibben United Methodist has arrived and has settled into the Global Village Hotel. Despite being tired from the air travel and adjusting to the weather, time changed, etc. I am very excited to see what God has in store for the coming week. During our first team meeting I was reminded of a verse in Isaiah 61: 1-3, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” We are all God’s anointed and he has called us to bind up the brokenhearted and to help those who are hurting. We are God’s chosen, he has picked me to be here at this moment and it is truly humbling to think about. I do not think of myself of anything special but God thinks of me as extraordinary. I owe him nothing less than my all and that is what I am going to give him.