Writing from Nelson, New Zealand
Another day of following the Holy Spirit with my bag and suitcase.
Not comfortable. Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and just went to pray, I couldn’t stop crying. I didn’t have enough for a hostel the next day and today the Lord said “It’s time to move on”. I prayed for a few people and told my testimony to an English guy.
Dying to myself is so hard.
I want to be comfortable, I want to have the security of finances, but I have to trust God alone.
R represents me, G is God.
R- I’m scared that you will leave or abandon me. I can just imagine the worse case scenario, me lying on the street.
G- Trust me. I am leading you to the lost sheep. My ways are not your ways. I know you want to know how it’s going to happen, but my ways are not your ways.
R- Why me?
G- Because you are willing.
R- But it’s difficult.
G- In your weakness my strength is made perfect.
“Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
R- I tried everything didn’t I? I tried to fundraise, I tried couchsurfing. But your ways are not mine, so though my heart is unwilling, I submit to your ways.
G- Flow with my Spirit. I know that you want to run away, like Jonah. But you’re choosing to stay. Remember when you watched “Married At First Sight”? You have a choice to STAY OR LEAVE…yet every time you’re choosing to STAY. You’re choosing the safe path of following me. Though everyone else may think this is the unsafe and unsecure path, you are choosing the only path that matters, the path of life, the path of the Kingdom, my path.
This all makes sense now. Before I left Los Angeles to follow Jesus in search of lost sheep, to share Jesus with people….I kept having dreams about getting married.
I had dreams that I was wearing a wedding dress and getting ready on an airplane.
This was saying “Yes” the the Ring, the dress, the commitment to God. This was believing that God had the best intention for me, that His heart is love for me.
That as a husband, God will never leave nor forsake me.
So I’m not alone, though I may feel that everyone else has abandoned me.
I am so thankful for the people that continue to pray and support me on this journey, but nothing compares to the presence of God. People are not constantly next to me to root me on. People are not there 24 hours to pray with me. Sometimes I feel like I really can’t go on anymore, I feel petrified. I have a few dollars, I don’t know what will happen but I’m choosing intimacy with God.
The Lord has just drawn me to a place of closer intimacy with His heart.
G- I will do and go anywhere for one person, will you do that? Will you pour out your life for the sake of one?
R- yes I do and will.
G- You are my faithful warrior. Don’t give up, be brave and bold for I am with you.
Yesterday I prophesied over a Thai man, I saw him doing graphic design. He was shocked. He asked me how I knew as he just returned from Wellington (where he was doing graphic design)- I said Jesus showed me.
G- You’re bringing them closer to me. The revelation of who I am, love.
R- What about me Lord?
G- I will never leave nor forsake you. Be brave and move forward. Walk in my spirit. Walk forward even when you don’t know what will happen.
R- I will hold your hand even when my heart is fearful. I will hold your hand into the dark, as you are my light.
Give to the work of the Kingdom, to saving souls and changing lives. Thank you so much for your continual support.