Leon and I spoke at a church near Peoria on Sunday. In preparation for what we were to share, Leon asked me if I would say anything this time. I’m in no way a public speaker (hence, this blog), but I still felt God impress on my heart to share a bit of what God taught me while He has led me up to where we are now. A verse that was instrumental in guiding me to where we are now came to my mind.
Then Moses said to the LORD, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”
So the LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”
(Exodus 4:10-12, New King James Version)
I can relate to Moses. I often feel inadequate when I think about what it is the Lord will have me do in ministry. Yet He still calls to me. He will give me the ability to do God’s work. I have to trust and lean on Him to work in me and through me. I found this verse to be applicable to my life even as I was speaking in church on Sunday!
|friends Jason, Faith, Alyssa, and Melody|
It’s hard to believe that a week from today we’ll be in England! It felt like that date will never come! For now we are finishing up as much support raising as possible while we are still in the US. The past week has been filled with day trips in and around Bloomington to meet with friends who already support us or who may support us in the future. We were blown away by a couple friends who asked about supporting us out of the blue (meaning we didn’t even bring it up in conversation)! I guess it just goes to show that it never hurts to ask even if you think someone won’t be able to partner with us.
The last few days we have here in the US will be filled with following up with people we have met, a trip to Kentucky so I can take care of some things, and a couple other more relaxed things. It’s sort of nice that things are winding down a bit before they pick up again.