A girl with God and a lot of yeses in the middle

Thursday, May 31, 2012

His Voice

Let me just say, we are CRAZY right now.  New vehicle, new office, 2 interns, 3 teams coming in the next 2 weeks, goodbyes, and so much transition.  Plus, it's hot again.  I mean it's always hot in Haiti, but now it's really, really, really hot.  The kind of really hot where when you are just sitting still you sweat.

All of this transition and activity is sooooooooooooo exciting though because we are watching what God spoke would be months and even a couple years ago happen right before our eyes.  There is still so much more, but it's so exciting.

Part of this craziness was that 2 months ago no one on our team had any idea where we were going to live.  To look for a new living space here you don't follow the same "house hunting," procedures you would in the states.  There are no, let's just get an apartment options, there are, oh let's live in a giant house no one needs, or a dumpy house no one wants.  We also have been living & working in the same building for the last 15 months.  Needless to say, working from home isn't so awesome when there's no Starbucks to work at.

So, 2 months ago I had let go of our awesome but way to expensive for us house.  It has everything you could dream of in Haiti, electricity, running water, internet, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE our neighbors and friends in our neighborhood.  We looked at houses that had none of that.  Friends so far away, no generator, no water pump, and totally unfinished.  We looked at houses that I would never feel comfortable living in, one literally had 9 bedrooms, who needs 9 bedrooms, and one that I think was like 7,000 square feet.  I'm not sure why someone built that here, but they did.

After weeks of our main leader looking at houses nothing was an option.  Then one morning I woke up & clear as you can hear a bell ring sensed the Holy Spirit say, "you'll stay in your house & rent the house down the street for your office."  A few problems existed one in particular, we had very little money.

Over the last 15 months of living here I have felt so connected to the story of Joshua and his faith to enter, conquer, and take over the promise land.  The promise land was just that, a promise from the voice of God.  A promise that a nation would enter a land flowing with milk & honey that they would be blessed to be a blessing to the nations of the earth.  But the only thing anyone had to stand on was what the living God had said.

This is what me & my team stood on, and this is what we fought for.  I love reading the beginning of Genesis when God created the well everything because it doesn't say, "he toiled & labored, molded & shaped, wielded and sweated, and there was light."  It says, "he said, let there be light, and there was light."  He spoke.  In his very breath is the power of being.  Not to mention the details & science that also came into existence when he spoke.  He simply said & it was.  What if I believed that when he spoke, it just is.

I think that's what Joshua believed.  God said so he believed, he said no the giants aren't too big to overtake, he then lead the people through a dry RIVER, then watched the walls of a city fall to the ground (really), and he was blessed to get to enter the promise.  At the end of Joshua 21 it says, "So, the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.  The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers.  Not ONE of their enemies withstood them; the Lord handed all their enemies over to them.  Not ONE of all the Lord's good promises to the house of Israel failed; everyone was fulfilled."

He said it & it is.  God spoke, we moved forward, with little to no money, and today we are resting.  We were able to have the rent for our current house dropped, yes not increased, by about 50%, we were given a huge anonymous gift to Haiti Transformed, part of our team were oked to build their own new homes, just two weeks ago signed a lease on a brand new office including EVERYTHING we need, and we are seeing the beginnings of a work that some on our team have dreamed of for years.

They are just buildings I know, but they are buildings he spoke about to facilitate a work he spoke about even farther back.  There are still many things large & small I've clear as a bell heard God say but they are not yet.  I want to be like Joshua.  I want his portion of getting to see the promise fulfilled.  I want to be like Mary whom Elizabeth her cousin said about her, "blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished," and then the virgin gave birth to our savior.

Weird things happened in the Bible.  God spoke Man and Adam was formed.  I am convinced more than I ever have been that the word both biblical & spoken word of God are where my security rests.  I will choose to believe the crazy, outrageous things he speaks, because the sun wakes me up every morning.

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