3 March 2014
After seeing so many pictures of snow in Texas, along with cold temperatures, it almost makes me cold! For us here in Autlán, the days are in the upper 80s to lower 90s. The nights are still cool, in the upper 50s, which makes it nice sleeping weather. As we travel to Casimiro Castillo and Villa de Purificación during the week, it is even warmer and more humid there.
I hope to have pictures to provide in my next update as we begin to meet in this building. We are still lacking the tile for the floor and chairs. We are certain God will provide these in His timeframe.
I am still waiting for my Visa to be approved; so continued prayers for this are greatly appreciated!
As I reread my blog post from January, it seems God is answering my prayer request. I had noted that I was praying for God to change me. And change I am experiencing and feeling. At times, it isn’t comfortable; at times it is outright painful! However, we must rest assured that when we are in His hands that His changes are for our own good. And all for His glory. Imagining myself to be that clay that I spoke of, if the clay could talk, as it was being molded and remolded, ouch! That hurts! Or, hey that tickles! Or oh God, please not another change, I was just getting comfy the way I was…I fear at times that is our lives. We don’t want to feel the changes; we are comfy with our lives in the world that we have built around ourselves. However – if God is not happy with our lives, then how much are our lives really worth? I’m wondering if sometimes this is why people don’t want to give their lives to Christ. We understand that changes will come – and the changes may be uncomfortable; painful at times; and will cause us to think of ourselves in a different light. To give ourselves completely to Christ is the one thing that God desires. Christ paid the price for our sins. Think of the changes that Christ went through for us – from Heaven to Earth to live among humans as selfish as we are. To the cross in the cruelest death imaginable (even in today’s terms of death); to die completely alone as God could not see all the sins heaped upon His son. However Christ also looked forward to being reunited with His Father upon His resurrection. Looking forward to our uniting with our Father – what a day that will be!! We have only to place our trust and faith in Christ. The rest, well, it’s really not that painful to make the needed adjustments and changes in our lives. To feel the deep-rooted joy and peace is something beyond words. I pray each of you has this peace – if not I pray you will ask Christ to rule in your lives. Yes, you will change – however in the hands of the Master Potter, His desire is not to harm you. It is to make you into a better vessel. His desire for each of us. His purpose for each of us. I pray you will ask Him today to take control of your life. To change you to a better vessel. To mold you in His capable hands.
Que Dios les bendiga!
-El Limón church: monies and workers to purchase/place the floor tiles; chairs – praises for the monies for the paint!!
-Visa approval by the authorities
-each of us to ask God to make the changes in our lives as He desires