Sunday, September 21, 2008

Season Changes and Resistence

Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sun was shining and it wasn't too hot and it wasn't too cold. The day wasn't beautiful because of the weather but because of the things that were to be. Josh and I went out for a couple of hours and did some prayer evangelism. There were four of us altogether and so we split up into two's and headed out in separate directions. Josh and I were to go West and South. Now prayer evangelism is where you go out and pray for the neighborhoods and people around you and if the Lord leads and opportunities present you take advantage of them. Now Josh is all about the sharing and I personally was all about the praying that day so we made a good team. We had walked for about 45 minutes and hadn't seen a soul.:) But then the Lord worked and we had the opportunity to minister to a lady who was taking care of her grown daughter who was basically at the level of a newborn. She shared with us all her trials in her everyday life. On top of everything her husband is one of the many RV workers laid off and the burden of that was also heavy on her heart. We prayed with her and invited her family to church where we could pray corporately for healing for her daughter. Hopefully we will see them soon. It was a great and uplifting day of ministry. The other two also had many opportunities to share as well.

Now I know we are entering a new season in ministry and it's exciting and scary all at the same time. I'll be sharing in the near future about the lesson in obedience I've learned in the last couple of months. Even though I know that I know that I know that this is what the Lord has for us right now and even though I can already see the blessing from it, I feel like I still struggle on a weekly basis of wanting to go back to that comfort zone. I feel like an Israelite wandering in the desert after seeing the amazing things that God did so I could have freedom but then complaining about the not so important. It's so easy for us to have faith when we can see Gods miracles but oh what little time passes before we forget. The song Painting Pictures of Egypt has meant so much to me lately and hopefully I will get a chance to upload it in the near future. My favorite part is the line "I am caught between the promise and the things I know." and also "If it comes to quick I may not appreciate it. Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?" So on a daily basis I have to take my fears, anxieties , and feelings of loneliness(although I know this is just the enemy since I'm still around those friends I love so much quite often) to the Cross so I can remain on this road of obedience.


  1. Amen, Sister Kristine! It's so much easier to be comfortable...and yet so much more fulfilling to be not! Ah, the struggle. I'm so glad you're back out there, though. Here's one friend cheering for you and your family's ministry. Love you....


    P.S. We're number one!!!! :)

  2. Kristine, this is just what I needed today. I'm feeling a bit outside my comfort zone and slightly overwhelmed. But things are getting better. Thanks for your faithful prayers. I'll have to let you know about the kids. Right now we're trying to spend as much time over at mom and dad's as possible *and* stay out of the way.