Challenges

Everyday, God is challenging me with something new. New battles to fight, for more grace, and to bring Kingdom on our Earth. I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t admit I make more mistakes than I admit to. Many times I miss out on the little things, I forget to notice the big things or vice versa, leaving us in a very vulnerable place when we finally acknowledge the power of truth, love and faith. 

A few months ago, when I decided to join the Discipleship Training Program and give up my six months to something I would no longer have authority over; I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But I also had no idea what I would accomplish more from than fail. I discovered I’m such a major failure but in the eyes of God, and by His beautiful grace, I’m constantly reminded (especially in line waiting for the shower in the morning), of just how amazing God is. And then my failures begin to fade. But not without the grace of God.

A few days ago, I had a vision while in the prayer room. I saw this beautiful spacious bright throne room. In the center was Jesus seated; he was dressed in white and looking up at me as soon as I walked in. He smiled and it seemed like it was enough. Then he looked down, as if he was watching his people. I saw a table behind him, with angels surrounding it. Some were rushing around and going through scattered paper. Much of the paper looked ragged, worn out and ready to be thrown away. Some of the angels were just hovering but seemingly in another world. Perhaps intercession for the people who needed it. And then my vision closed off.

First off, to see the throne room is… difficult to describe. It’s beautiful when I see Jesus at work, day in/day out. I could keep this to myself, but I feel like I need to be a reminder of the power of the Holy Spirit and how it is constantly at work. Embracing our daily lives so we may encounter God in an exceptional way. 

I went to The City Church this morning, and the lead pastor was discussing extravagant faith. My favorite was: “Extravagant faith is when it is written in sand but God’s faithfulness is written in stone.”

This applies to people who are struggling to put aside their fears and failures and needs to stop writing them in stone. Instead, write it in sand, and soon it will fly away with the wind as if it was never there. God’s faithfulness always stands because it’s written in stone and never erased. This was His promise to His people.

I may face challenges, I may come across things that seem out of my control. But God is bigger. He’ll take my challenges and finish it in a snap. I’m going to start writing everything in sand from now on. And write His promises in stone.

When I apply the things I learn to my faith, I get excited to see what God will do. I love pleasing God. It’s a work in progress but God is simply pleased in pursuing Him. 

In other news, our team is heading to Israel very soon! I’m excited to see what the next month or so left of classes will bring. But I’m also excited to see what kinds of things and even people that God will put in our paths to change the lives for His Kingdom. 

But our team still needs help with fundraising. You can make a contribution of any kind to our team if you go to ywamdc.com and click on donate. In the invoice box, you can put any of the students names or simply put American Sign Language DTS.

When you plant seeds, you plant seeds not only in our lives but in the lives that will be impacted and we want you to be a part of it. 

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2 thoughts on “Challenges

  1. Thank you Liza for joining up with us , it is appreciated, I’m sorry it has taken so long for me to respond but I have been in Sydney and I’m still catching up.

    I have read a few of your Posts and was very blessed by your focus to be conformed into the image of Jesus, to be perfected in His Love and so walk as He walked, this is something we are to all aim for and as we choose to walk in Holiness The Holy Sprit empowers us to do so.

    You may be deaf Lisa but your heart ears are picking up every word that Jesus whispers to you, what a blessing you are…..

    Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops … ( perhaps these are our Computers today )

    Psalm 32:8
    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go.
    I will guide you with Mine eye.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

    1. Anne,

      Thank you so much for following my blog and taking the time to comment on what you wanted to say. It’s such a blessing to hear that someone is somehow comforted by my words as I’m learning and also share what they know, understand and pass on a word of knowledge from the Lord.

      I hope Syndey was well?

      Please don’t hesitate to ask anything- including clarifications. 🙂

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