February 5, 2013 by nbgarrett
“Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
One of the temptations we face in our desire to plant churches in Romania is to be more focused on our ‘mission’ than on the Reason for our mission- the sweet and blessed Savior, Jesus Christ.
Just as a cell phone is worthless to make calls if it hasn’t been charged first, so will we be worthless if we aren’t ‘plugged in’ to God every day! He must be where we get our energy, our love, our strength. He must be everything to us! We can only love others if our love for God overflows!
We’ve been through a lot on this journey and it’s only going to get crazier as we near our departure. But praise God because He is using every day to show us how much we need Him. He reveals daily that He is worth it all, that He is madly in love with us-not because we deserve it but because the righteousness of God has been imputed to us through the death and resurrection of His Son!
So though it has been hard to wait to get to Romania, we rejoice in God’s omniscience because He knew all the lessons we needed to learn before we go and we will be charged and ready to go when He allows it!
How you can be praying this week:
- Pray that our hearts would increase in affection for our Savior and our minds would be steadfast on His will.
- Pray for our potential teammate from Guatemala-Jocelyn.
- Pray for wisdom as we have some choices to make regarding our schedule.
- Pray for God’s provision in the midst of the Government debt crisis (Nathan works for the DoD).
- Pray that we can raise another 22% of our monthly support by April.