This morning I am up early, in spite of the fact I went to bed late last night. We have been watching bits and pieces of the Olympics from China. On my wrist I am wearing a bracelet from The Voice of the Martyrs that says Pray For China. That is exactly what I have been doing. I think that I could not sleep this morning because I have felt the deep need to pray. But how do I pray for these beautiful people? "For God so loved the world (Chinese) that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him (Chinese) shall not perish, but have eternal life (Chinese)." John 3:16. That's how to begin, to look at China as more than a country and more than another people group, but as individuals loved by God. He sees what is going on in China. It is very sad to think of the persecution that takes place over there and around the world. People are being persecuted for their belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. God sees these people and loves them. I hate war and I hate persecution! Watching the Olympics has reminded me that in so many ways we are all the same. We have feelings, dreams, hopes, desires. But in other ways we are different. Our political and religious beliefs affect who we are and what we think. The governments around the world are affecting the actions and outlooks of some, but deep down people have the same basic needs. We all need to be loved. So I will just pray, and as always, God will see my heart and hear my prayers in spite of not knowing how to truly pray for China. I just have to trust Him to work.
Learning to trust God . . . praying for China . . . One Day at a Time
This is a brand new blog as I am now on a new type of journey! I am learning more and more each day what it truly means to trust God. This journey is taking me deeper and deeper into what it means to surrender my all to Him. I would love to have you come along with me as I share my ups and downs, my joys and sorrows and as I seek a closer relationship and walk with my Saviour.
I need to add that I am beginning the blog again after almost a year and a half. I am still on a journey to learn to trust God and seek to know His will for me. I write mainly for myself, but anyone is welcome to join me on this journey.
married 36 years, pastor's wife, 4 grown children who were homeschooled, 10 grandchildren, most important thing about me is that I am saved by the blood of Jesus. I like coffee and chocolate! I like sunflowers, daisies, carnations and roses. I like the ocean and the mountains! I like all of nature and love the Creator.