As I watch events being played out across the world stage, particularly what appears to be the increasing marginalization of America and the daily ratcheting up of the outcry against Israel to make even more concessions to those who would destroy Her, I am left with an ever increasing sense that time is short. It is almost as if the "birth pains" are now increasing in intensity by the day.

As the world looks on with dismay and perplexity, we as Believers need to focus our attention more and more on the "author and finisher of our faith," the Word, and the need to take inventory of those things in our lives that may hinder us from "running the race that is set before us."

And as we focus our attention on those things that are above and not on the temporal, may our Yahweh instill in our hearts a sense of urgency to redeem the time, that we may serve Him boldly and that our lives may in every way glorify the King of Glory.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Update From Sderot 5/27/10

We are often unable to see the handiwork of God in the moment… but step back a bit, collect the moments into a whole, and clarity is often ours. With the passing of time we can see the seemingly disconnected events of our lives as a perfectly woven tapestry that God has orchestrated.

Learning to recognize God’s handiwork in the midst of ordinary events requires faith. It requires a willingness to listen to His quiet voice and trust His gentle leading. But to completely trust God requires the discipline of absolute surrender.

Between the promise and the fulfillment is a pathway of dependence. We must learn to choose faith over fear, and to rest in His promises, for He whispers to His children, ”I the LORD your GOD, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not.” Isaiah 41:13

Over the past two years the Lord has continued to stir my heart toward Israel, particularly Sderot, Israel. And I believe that over the past eight or nine months, He has continued to reveal through His Word and godly counsel His plan for me to spend a season there.

I am so blessed to be able to continue working with those in Sderot who have been injured, both physically and mentally by the Kassam rockets. My hope, my prayer is for God to use me to bring some comfort to His children, and that I might boldly speak His truth. Please join with me in prayer as I ask our Lord to strengthen me for the work ahead. Your support in prayer is appreciated. Toda raba!

I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future!

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