To date I have missed two calls and a facebook message from Bry.lol. Looks like it's all about him and God and it's been fun being an onlooker in the relationship they have. I love hearing the messages reading the text and seeing God working from afar. I think it's the best possible thing because it's truly between them and I like that we will talk when he gets home. Another amazing thing is when you pray and believe God hears prayers and then get to actually SEE them come to fruition and get to EXPERIENCE God's power, it's not only faith building, it's humbling because you realize just how awesome God is. I am more and more learning that a relationship with Christ is about joy, experiencing joy, worshiping Him because of the joy He brings, and realizing that joy is worked, it's not a quick cheep temporary emotion, its worked into my life through sometimes really hard stuff!
Bry said that he had the opportunity to share this gospel of joy with 8 ppl and that Jeremiah 24:7 lead two to Christ and I am overjoyed that the Kingdom is growing that there are 8 more brothers and sisters in Christ who get to experience true joy in the Lord and that God let Bry experience that as well!
I know that he's the one who went away to do God's work...but I feel like God is doing a great work in me...I feel so much conviction over my heart to be greater for God, to be more loving less critical, to be encouraging, to parent with more grace and mercy and realizing how the cross is the only thing that makes me anything at all. I feel a profound draw to the Lord right now that I haven't felt in a really long time. One so strong that there is nothing on my heart more, there is nothing more pressing than to sit at His feet and take in His word and learn from Him. I think it's good that Bry went away for this time for so many reasons, but one of them is that I might get a chance to be enthralled again with God.
How quickly I have been giving my affections to the things God has made and not to the creator who made them to reflect His goodness and cause me to worship Him all the more...
Back to Bryson, this days prayers are to be of sharing the light of the gospel and to cause boldness to stir in the hearts of those sharing...God has done that and there are many who's lives are just beginning, what a blessing!
We all go about our day to all kind of places with all kinds of people, it's not just about going across the world it's about going to where God has put us in areas of influence around ppl that only we have contact with and doing this very thing...
"He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."
Lets do this!