One of my best friends sent me this video the other night and when I watched it, it absolutely blew my mind. And then yesterday, the Prince of Egypt was on HBO and I just sat back and was still thinking about this video and the Spirit spoke so deeply to me. About 30 minutes before I began watching the movie, my boyfriend had texted me and told me that he thought he knew what my love language is-words of praise and affirmation. I’d never thought about it before, because I guess I just didn’t want to have people compliment me because I don’t handle them well at all, but it made total sense. My favorite way to show people that I love them is by sending them little random encouragements via text message with a verse or something letting them know that I love them, but more importantly, God does too and He is going to use them for great things.
And then I thought about what one of my mothers-in-Christ told me: That she knows I have a calling, in some capacity, to be a great leader. Like Moses. And I remembered that Moses, even though he’s looked at as one of the great Fathers of the Faith and is listed in Hebrews 11 as someone who trusted and followed God, he had to have encouragement. He was insecure in his abilities, and Yaweh helped him. Yaweh built him up and proved, time and again, that He was for Moses and was guiding Moses. He was going to make sure that Moses would do exactly what it took to get His children out of Egypt. And that’s when I started REALLY crying. In this video, Eric Ludi says that he would tear through a concrete wall with his bare hands in order to get to his son, and if he couldn’t get to his son, he would call everyone he knew to get to him. And that’s what God is doing. God already tore through the wall by His Son, but now it is the Body’s turn to reach those on Earth. God is calling everyone He knows-that is, all of those who love and follow Him-to go and reach His children, to reach those who have the least but He values most. We are to do this. We are to give up everything to do this. And we see this example in Moses. He was an Israelite, one of God’s chosen and so one God knew, and God used that connection to call him to carry out this amazing task of freeing His children. He prepared Moses in every way possible throughout his entire life to be able to do this task, and yet Moses still felt inadequate because of his past. But this is a great thing about Christ! Is that He has taken away our past completely and we can now move forward to doing these great works which He has called us to. He has prepared us every step of the way to do the great things we are purposed for, so we need not be afraid. And I know how hard that is. To not be afraid. But do not forget that you also are one of God’s children, if you believe in Christ. And the Father will not leave you out to dry-He will continually supply you because He is a good and faithful Father who rejoices when His children return, no matter what they have done.
So, in short, be encouraged! Do not be afraid. The only thing that truly matters in the lifetime is following the Lord and showing His love to those whom He values most, those who have the least. Don’t be afraid to get dirty. And don’t be afraid to get dirty looks.
My Camp Grace sisters in Christ :) #camp #sisters #Christ (Taken with Instagram)
Jada! I love camp. :) (Taken with Instagram)
Good bye room 503, hello unpacking. #summer #college #samforduniversity #picstitch (Taken with instagram)
Verses of the day: 1 Peter 5:6-7 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
Verse of the day: John 14:27 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
Verses of the day: Matthew 11:28-29 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
“Darcy pops in and out of the film, so I wasn´t there for the whole time. I just sort of wandered around on set texting my wife, who was six months pregnant.”
Verse of the day: John 15:5 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
Day 60: I am thankful for happy hour at Starbucks. Who isn’t? I just got a super awesome frappuccino for about $2. Sure, it’s unhealthy, but I have one week of school left and I went to the gym this morning…
Hooray for justification! :)
Verse of the day: Micah 7:7 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
Verse of the day: Philippians 4:19 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
Verse of the day: Psalm 23:4 (Taken with instagram)
Verse of the day: 2 Corinthians 4:7 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)
Verse of the day: Psalm 29:2 #verseoftheday (Taken with instagram)