Friday, October 29, 2010

Its about knowing God better

That's how my friend, Karen, who's currently serving with Campus Crusade in Toulouse, France, paraphrased a quote from Roy Hession's book, That We Would See Jesus. His actual quote goes like this:

"My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace, nor even blessing, but Himself, my God."

I was sharing with her about how our ministry partner development process has been longer than we'd hoped and how it just doesn't make sense why we're still in this phase of work when we feel God has called us to work on campus. What a GREAT reminder of Isaiah 55:8-9:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

I sure think I know the best way sometimes, but I have NO idea what God sees in the scope of eternity. We must trust and keep walking faithfully with Him. One last quote that I've been pondering lately (and that ties into what I've already shared) then some pics of our new apartment.

This is from Dela Adadevoh, one of our national directors within Campus Crusade. He's writing on our future direction and I felt the Lord use it in my own heart.

"the vision of movements everywhere [CCC's vision to build spiritual movements everywhere until everyone knows someone who truly follows Christ] will not happen if we remain in control seeking the endorsement of God...we need to invite God to lead & trust God to work supernaturally...we need to submit to God...this calls for a spirit of humility on our part."

As much as our hearts long to be on campus, actively working with students, we're learning more about depending on God and trusting His leading....not just seeking His endorsement on what we've already decided to do. Grateful for the process.... thanks for being alongside us in prayer.

Now, as promised, a few pictures of our new apartment. Its the upstairs half of a duplex. We were told it was built in the 1920s by Mankato's first female attorney to live in. Fun to have a little history.

our new home!

the office....I think if you click on these they'll get bigger.

our bedroom.

kitchen....wish you could see the great sink in this pic. I'm pretty sure its the original sink.

dining room.
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