Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We Hear You and We Want to Live for Jesus

“The teaching today deeply touched our hearts. You made the Word so clear. We hear you and we want to live for Jesus…Our trouble comes from our challenges at home… unsaved husbands, pressure to provide basic necessities: food, medical care, school fees for our children, no one caring about these needs – many husbands sit in the market and drink all day long….We know brewing alcohol is wrong…We don’t want our children to hear us say, ‘Alcohol is bad, stay away from it!’ Then watch us later that evening serve others alcohol. What you said is true, when we do that our children can’t respect or depend on our advice….,” said one of the women from our Bible study today.

The heart wrenching truth to her statements is undeniable; but the dawning of HOPE is equally unmistakable! God is answering our prayers for these sisters. They are stepping forward, breaking tradition and culture, sowing truth into their children and believing God CAN HEAL this broken and hurting land.

My confidence (for the sisters of Rabuna Fi South Sudan and for you) is in the Almighty Captain of Heaven’s Hosts, the One who rides the clouds putting darkness under His feet, inclining His ear even to our unspoken cries from the heart, Who promises to go before, behind, and beside us – Jesus Our Omnipotent Overcomer!

He is ABLE and I am so grateful to see these sisters are willing…. I ask you to please keep praying for the women of Rabuna Fi. They desperately want all Jesus has for them; but, like you and like me, there are “giants” to subdue in the land. Pray we will walk in faith, DOING what He says without fear of the cost or consequence….

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. ~ James 1:21-25

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