God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments." Now return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness, and relenting of evil. Who knows whether He will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him,
"But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 'Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you, and will remove your lamp stand out of its place -- unless you repent."
Last Wednesday was my birthday. I was greeted on my birthday morning at about 5:30 with a text message from one of my daughter's-in-love, "Obama is our new President."
Fortunately, my day was filled with wonderful surprises. Several wonderful text messages, e-mails, facebook notes, phone calls with my children, phone call from our bible study group - and one serendipitous few hours with God, the Lover of my Soul...
The next day I received a wonderful card from my heart friend/sister here in Germany. She had discovered some birthday cards from particular days in the past that reprinted that day and that year's entry from the Evengelische 'Die Losung'. (a daily devotional in German). My friend had purchased the day I was born and found the above verses in it.
These verses and her sweet words in her card encouraged me so.
and then I got word that a sweet young friend of mine has recently given her life to the Lord. YIPPEEEE!!!! Another birthday... She has not done this whimsically, she has not done it without thought. After speaking to her today, I believe that she has made this decision because her heart has been called to it. And I am thrilled. I am so thankful to God. I am so amazed at His wooing abilities. I have prayed for this young women for a little less than two years. I have wept over her, I have asked God to give me words of wisdom to share, I have laughed and I have cried with her. But tonight I rejoice with her (and so many others that have been praying for her way longer than I have!!!)
Because she begins a new Life. A life of learning how to follow Him. She will not know it all in a moment... a decade... hummmm a lifetime! But in the learning, she will begin to ask Him to guide her, to take Him as the one whose counsel she seeks! She will learn how to listen to His still small voice. Sometimes she will think, "This is the best thing for me!" and that 'thing' will not work out. Later down the road, she will marvel at how God protected her from herself. She will revel in the joys that He brings along her path. The gifts in relationship, in husband, children...
What a privilege to be part of her life in this growth stage. And I believe that she will seek Him. WOW! It will be fun to watch what God does.
I repeated words from the sermon we heard today... Guard your heart. I ask that you pray for her heart to be guarded and that she will find God's faithfulness and loving care to be an incredible new adventure!!!
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.