Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Taken by love

So I'm setting outside my room and the sun has already set. Seems so weird to think that its only 6 o'clock in the evening. I'm trying to stay awake a little bit longer, hoping that I don't wake up really early in the morning, since my body is still thinking its 4 in the morning NW time.

Anyways I want to get back to col chapter 3. I feel so out of place here, its not like Africa, its not like the NW, we are in a Muslim area, but its not really safe to be going out into those areas. Its ramadan as of yesterday. So my whole world is a blur right now.

I've been thinking a lot about those verse the last 24 hours. to seek Christ, to not only seek him but hear his voice and follow. I know he has called me here. I know he has called me to be a midwife and use my skills to get into a Muslim country and share his love, share his word, and to share of the Hope we have in Christ. However right now I am here in the Philippines, getting ready to embark on a new life, and I'm super excited to see where that will lead.

may my prayer be the last portion of col chapter 4

2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word,(D) to declare the mystery of Christ,on account of which I am in prison— 4that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Pete Bergman gave me a few weeks ago a small article Apostolic Passion by Flyod Mcclung and a prayer that he states is a prayer that I want to take seriously. Lord, be ruthless with me in revealing my selfish ambition and my lack of willingness to die to myself.

Please pray for me as i try and fit in within the culture and within the house. Right now all 13 girls are staying in the orange house until the summer interns leave and the green house is open. So the three rooms are full. I got to unpack because I am in orange house for the year, however those that are moving into the green house is a couple weeks are living out of their suitcases. So things are really crazy right now.

Pray for our orientation during the next two weeks. We start shadowing in a couple days in the clinic. We get our first assignment sometime later this week or early next week.

Pray for unity, for our class, the clinic staff. May we walk in the wisdom of the Lord. May we continue to grow in Him.

Pray that I will continue to but God first as I start into my busy schedules and classes.

Until the nations have heard

Good morning to those in the Northwest, and I am off to finally get some sleep!

1 comment:

  1. Heidi, we love you and pray that God's blessings and grace will be with you every moment of this great adventure. Bill