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Full of Surprises

My God is so not boring.  Every day there is something new…sometimes, several things.

Yesterday was a very tough day for me, especially in the morning.  I left for church wearing glasses, partly because I didn’t want to mess with contacts and partly to hide the tears.  I was ready to stay in that place emotionally until the service started with a room full of people.  As we continued playing songs, people kept streaming in with smiles on their faces, ready to engage in worship.  It was powerful.

Then came the moment when they dismissed the children and they were all supposed to follow Nikol and I.  They announced for the children to walk toward us and a LAKE of children emerged from the crowd.  I felt terror and I was sure I knew how Pharaoh’s army felt as the Red Sea came crashing down.  However, at the same time an incredible joy welled up within me as I thought, “God is here.  He did this!”

It dawned on me that it doesn’t matter what is going on in my life and heart.  God is full of surprises.  The meager things that occupy my mind are nothing compared to His plan.  I have a choice:  to stay in my place of brokenness or to join Him in the movement that is happening right before my eyes.  I choose to leave the shattered pieces of my heart behind and to jump into the flow of His Spirit.  What a joy it is to be a part of bringing the Kingdom of God to Ambato!  What joy it is to know that I am in this Kingdom building stuff for the long haul…and that God will take me to places that I never imagined.  Let’s do this thing, Jesus!  I’m so excited for all that You have in store!

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