Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm back!!!

After a week with no access to blogging my little heart is full! I am so thankful that my hubby is home from India and I have been so moved by his stories. I have also loved the chance to "meet" (via skype) a missionary couple that he met while he was there!
This week I have especially been moved by a particular story that my husband brought home.

Out in the middle of nowhere, Nathan and some others gathered to train pastors from all around the area. Many of these pastors came for hours just hear the word and to worship with other believers. Their desire to meet with the one true God was so strong that Nathan found them in a candle lit room at 4 am in the freezing cold worshipping and praying with all of their hearts.

In the videos they are singing with everything that they have. And then when they move into their prayer time it is amazing. They all pray at one time voices mingling and mixing together as they rise to the father.

I wondered when the last time was that I woke early on a Sunday morning excited about the honor and opportunity to worship with other believers.
Don't get me wrong...I love our church, I love to go to church on Sunday's but if I am just honest there are many Sunday's when I sleep until the last second possible and then rush around until I finally arrive at church frazzled and worn out. How often do I take the time to gather with other believers in worship and fellowship and in prayer for granted? This Sunday morning was much sweeter as I took time to "treasure" (my word for 2011) the time with my fellow believers. What a blessing to live in a country that is free to worship. What a blessing to live in an area where I am surrounded by other believers and I have the awesome opportunity to worship with them on weekly basis without having to travel for hours or worry about being arrested or beaten.

#0175. the gathering of believers

#0176. almost 30 years of life for my sweet husband!

#0177. For all that God has done and is yet to do in and through my husband in the years to come.

#0178. a little boy with a new toothless smile

#0179. missionaries willing to give up the comforts of home so that others may hear HIS name

#0180. new friends in far off lands

#0181. sweet friends right here at home who make the hard days a little less gray.

#0182. Karter...asking me if I will be his friend (precious)

#0183. so thankful that life really can be more than just going through the motions.

1 comment:

Keri said...

Anxiously waiting for Wednesday night! :D