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Reisverslag Week 10: God's plan for my life
19 maart 2016
Week 10: God's plan for my life
So, believe it or not. It’s the 19th of March! Time is seriously FLYING. Last week has gone by like a blink of an eye!! Waauw. It has been a good week. The speaker of last weekwas so funny. He made hilarious jokes and his face to those jokes were priceless.... His name was Wick, and he brought with him his wife. He is 67 years and has been with YWAM for over 45 years. He told us of his adventures as a missionary and especially about adoption all week long…! In between he taught us on destiny within walking a life with God. It was really cool.
So, why adoption? Wick and his wife opened a LOT of orphanages, especially in Africa. These are Christian orphanages and they have saved life of so many kids. He is very passionate about rescuing little baby’s/children who have no hope. Their organisation is called ‘’Streams of Mercy’’. You can Google it if you want to. He showed us all of his friends around especially Africa, and really tried to get us hooked on adoption. Because we can change the world of lost children by taking them and blessing them with the power of God in their lives. It has made me think and I really look different to adoption now. I’m not sure how my life will be in the future, but who knows! I will definitely consider.
Ok. So back from adoption into the stuff we actually learned... Haha! I will show you some of my notes that I wrote down:
*Destiny is a God planned life. NOT a normal one.
*Where ever God calls you it’s the greatest blessing of your life. The best you can get.
*Romans 12:1 Only by the mercy of God are we destined for greatness
*Worship (= worth-ship) means declaration of worth & value
(by the way, for those who did not know yet. I have been playing some keyboard. Yesterday during our prayer & worship class, I was able to play a song on the piano, while others played guitar/bass/drum and two were singing. I LOVED the fact that I could play. It light up my world. I will be practicing more these coming weeks. The last 4 weeks that we are here in the US.)
*Finding God = giving your whole heart to Him
*Pray scriptures that are in the Bible or notes over you. God will heal!
*Our desperation should not be what God can do for US. Our desperation should be who God can BE to us. (We do not need what God can do, but who He is. If we need directance, we do not need directions, but the GUIDE (=God). Not saying of course that if you drive somewhere you don’t need directions. You have to look at the context this is written in. If we are lost in life, we know who the GUIDE is. We don’t have to look for any other exits or entrances if we are lost. Our guide (God) is always faithful and always knows it best. How cool to live life with the greatest guide that men can have by my side.)
*God is not a dispensing machine. Seek Him always, and He will give you detailed instruction of life.
*Isaiah 61: Salvation = given to you. For those who are interested you can read 2 Cor. 6:4-10
So, these were some of my notes. Last week has been very good. I have been ill a few times. That has been a little bit frustrating sometimes, but all good now. I am still thankful for the amazing week He has given me. This week I got the honour to have some late night conversations with some of my friends here. One evening I sat with my friend Quinn in front of the big class window with a blanket, looking at the lighting and storm outside. Sharing hearts and testimonies of how great God is. It is so precious to see what these people mean in life to me. They are all here for a reason and a purpose. And we are all heading the same direction. Which is radically loving God and His plans for our lives!
I am missing my sweet guy! Within 3 months he will be in the US here with me. I can’t wait for the moment to finally see him again. And after the US to hold a bunch of people in the Netherlands. There is one month left till we will be heading to PNG. By the way, we have skipped Indonesia from our list to travel to. Instead, we will stay longer to work with Mercy Ships. We will be in Port Moresby the first 2 weeks in an orphanage from a man that is within YWAM as well. Our leaders know him. After that we will take a local flight to the north (Because there is no way you can get here by car) and work inland with MercyShips. After 21 days we will hop on the Ship to travel to a lot of islands around PNG to serve the community and provide health care. We plan to be back in the US on the 10th of June. We will debrief and process outreach until we have graduation (18th Of June). It is exciting and scary at the same time! But God is in control and I do trust Him for where He is taking me. I am glad and lucky to be part of YWAM.
I wish I could tell you a lot more about this DTS. Until now it has radically changed my life in amazing ways. God is restoring so many things and showing me amazing things of how glorious He is. It is hard to explain what happens at DTS. I am looking forward to hear from you all.
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19 maart 2016 23:56 | Door: Elsa
Altijd weer blij om je blogs te lezen en je enthousiasme over alles wat je beleeft, ervaart, leert en ontdekt. Gaaf om deze periode apart te zetten om meer van Hem te leren, het Woord te ontdekken, elkaars verhalen te horen en dichter naar Hem toe te groeien. Levensveranderend, zoals je zelf al beschrijft. Zie er naar uit je weer te zien maar nu eerst om meer blogs te lezen over je belevenissen daar.
Begrijp dat je 'je guy' mist en andere vrienden en familie. Het is het allemaal waard en ik wens je volharding toe in leven per dag en het gemis te dragen. You will be reunited! :-)
Skype wordt denk ik deze week niet. Hopelijk vlg week!
Love you! Xxx