Monday, November 26, 2007

team life helps

visiting a mosque... ladies have to cover their heads, and it's always very special to see people praying - like that man in the background.

it's so amazing... talking with jediah and john the other night we realized that satan was using a certain strategy to discourage us. which was to make us feel disappointed, feeling that our expectation wasn't fulfilled... when in fact we NEVER had a tremendously great expectation in terms of tons of people getting saved, miraculous things and all. All we had was an expectation from God that he would do an amazing work in and through us -which is soooo happening. but the way the devil tries to project it at us is so false, yet looking so real... it was good to discern it, trample it to dust and throw it on the street. psalm 18.


Anonymous said...

Jesus in his humanity must have had some expectations that got crushed, But God His father accomplished some wonderful things while he walked by faith without seeing much. All the miracles he did and still they all doubted him. He is the potter we are the clay His work....

Anonymous said...

Jhn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Tribulation=distress, oppression, affliction
Overcome=1) to conquer
a) to carry off the victory, come off victorious
1) of Christ, victorious over all His foes
2) of Christians, that hold fast their faith even unto death against the power of their foes, and temptations and persecutions

1Jo 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Little Children=in the NT used as a term of kindly address by teachers to their disciples

As disciples of Christ these times will come. Praise Him that, by His grace and wisdom, you were quick to discern it and "TRAMPLE" it. Continue to draw near to Him and these projections will become fewer and far between as our attention is focused on Him. He is for you and what you are doing in his name, operating in your call, is no small thing. Consider the lives you impact simply by your life testimony. People watch and you reflect Him in such a great way. You guys are awesome!!! Praise God that we are overcomers in Him!!
Praying for you,