This post is republished from a newsletter on Jaime's Blog. To see the original newsletter visit her blog Redhead In Africa.
The Lord is so faithful to teach us who He is as we go through each step in our life. As we finished studying the book of 1 Samuel in Rabuna Fi it was convicting and encouraging reading and learning how David reacted when he came to Ziklag and saw the city burned and the families taken captive. There as his men wanted to stone him and he was distressed Davidstrengthened himself in the Lord. As I serve and just face the small trials or large ones of my everyday walk with Christ my first reaction should be to strengthen myself in God.
Circumstances will change and so will the people around us, but the Lord is constant and the same. His love never fails and never fades and He is still sovereign in all situations. So as we serve Him and follow His will, in the good and bad, we need to draw our hope and strength from Him because of who He is and not what we face.
It was a sweet reunion of friends as Stan and Sandi came back to visit and serve in Kenya for a week with their friends Merle and Marsha. In just a few days they were able to serve in so many ways and bring encouragement and minister to not just myself but others.
Marsha taught the Titus group and shared her testimony on how she came to the Lord and how He worked in her life. The girls were blessed and even shared what they could learn from her story. Many of these young girls do not have godly women or adults in their lives and it was such a sweet thing to see them sit and listen to Marsha and Sandi share. These girls will always remember them. These ladies were an example of Christ to these girls, just playing games and ministering to them with His love.
Stan shared simply the story of the Good Samaritan with the church on Sunday and it was such a great thing to watch. The whole church participated and got involved in the parable. God has truly been working in the hearts of those in the church and grown them in their understanding of His Word. The church body ministered to one another as they shared about the Samaritan and how to see God in the parable.
It was such a sweet time of fellowship with Stan and Sandi but also it was nice to see how God used them.