Sunday, June 5, 2011

What's your Treasure?

Oh hello dear friends :) we are at the end of Week 2. I feel like I've been here forever and only a second at the same time. I know, I makes no sense. Sometimes I like to throw philosophical things like that out there to make myself sound smart. Hahaha.
Ok..real is good. God is continually showing me his faithfulness and mercy. My girls are amazing and I'm absolutely loving getting to know them better. I can already see God working in their lives, and let me tell you...that gets me PUMPED. I think that I'm seeing more and more every day how capable God is and how incapable I am. It actually works out amazingly because the more I see that I cannot do it on my own, the more I'm willing to give it all up to the Lord and let him work his magic. Well..its not magic, its just the sheer incredible power of God.
This week's theme was "The Treasure of a Disciple." Our memory verse for the week was Matthew 13:44 which says "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." The basis of the week has been learning how to treasure Christ alone. I know that this is something I struggle with a lot so God has shown me a lot about that this week. Its so easy to find our treasure in our possessions or family and friends, rather than the Most High. I would like to challenge you all (and myself of course) to treasure the Creator rather than the created. Find your complete joy in the Lord. Praise him for who he is and his glory, rather than the gifts he blesses you with. Honor the Lord with your lives give him your hearts. Be willing to be used, to be poured out for him. That's my ambition, and I hope it would be yours too.

Ok, ok...enough jabbering Amy...time for prayer requests:
--Please pray that I would consider all loss for the sake of knowing Christ (Philippians 3:7-11)
-- That I would put my full hope and full trust in the Lord, especially in leading Megan, Belle, and Mica.
-- That Megan, Belle, Mica, and the rest of project would daily be growing closer to the Lord and increasing in zeal and passion for him.
-- That God would use the Tampa Project to impact the city of Tampa and Busch Gardens for his glory.
-- For the CCP team in Brazil (finding strength in the Lord, building relationships with Brazilians, that Brazilians would come to Christ).

Alright, well that's all I have time to update for now. I love you miss you all!!!

Much Love,