Monday, November 19, 2007

We got to spend a day with the Lord today. Classes and many businesses were closed as they celebrated Revolution Day here. So I headed to a coffee shop. I was reminded of some sweet things.

In July, my friend Vanessa and I layed before the Lord the idea of me being finished with support so I could leave with my team. As we prayed, the picture of God asking Noah to build the ark before one drop of rain fell. At the time I believed that God was asking me to start packing before support was in. Noah by faith built that ark and I by faith sent invitations out for a going away party and made every plan to leave. And God sent the rain and I left with my team. Now I'm here in Mexico City and seeing God's character show up in new ways everyday.

I love the book of Romans (if you haven't caught that yet). Today I was reading in a devotional about Romans 4 which happens to be one of my favorite chapters. This chapter points to Abrahams faithfulness to be the father of many nations even before he even had a child. Here is what it says:

"Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised." Romans 4:20-21
As I thought of this today, I was reminded of our hope for City Wide Transformation here in this city. What is the difference between Abraham and I? I believe that God has promised us that He will bring every nation to himself. He says that in the Bible. So if Abraham could be fully persuaded then why can't I? I don't have the power to change this city or country just like Abraham didn't have the power to bring a child into this world. He believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. The power that made Abraham the father of many nations is the same power that is at work in this city. I am fully persuaded that God has the power to do what He promised here too.

1 comment:

Sarah Koutz said...

I can't wait to see you when you come home to visit!!!! :)