Since we sent Joe to Teen Challenge God has put a halt to going on the streets. We went back to the market for a few weeks after Joe left, but sensed that God’s hand had lifted from that particular avenue. Neither Luis or myself had any peace about going there. Let me make it clear, WE AREN’T STOPPING OUR WORK WITH THE KIDS!!! But God isn’t allowing progress to be made. He simply has us in a holding pattern. I wish I could say I have accepted it with great peace and obedience, but it has been FRUSTRATING!!!! We have been actively looking into storefronts to rent, buses to purchase and have gone a couple of times at night to look into branching out into night time out reaches but keep coming up against a brick wall that says “Welcome to Zambia the Real Africa”.
UUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Ok God, I will stop and let you lead the way!! What are you trying to tell us???"
During this waiting time God has been working on Luis and I in personal areas that NEEDED to get dealt with! Details on that for another blog. But I will say this, I do know in my heart that is one of the reasons God has had to put the brakes on the Soweto Street Church for a bit. We have found a freedom like we have never known before and it feels GOOD! AMAZING!!! Obedience is truly better than sacrifice!!! It has taken the quietness of waiting out a mountain fog to truly hear God’s voice in this situation.
God isn't concerned about the work we are doing. He is concerned about our heart's condition. If he has to pull the oars out of the water for a bit and speak to our hearts about stuff we don't wanna hear.....trust me when I tell you....It takes less energy to stop and listen than it does to keep going and try to push forward. He will lower the oars again! There is plenty of work to be done, but how effective can we be if there are fractures and broken pieces that need to be put back together?
Please pray for us! Pray that we don’t get a head of God’s timing. Pray that we stay still in his presence and listen carefully to His voice! Pray that the provision comes at the right time!! Workers, money for feeding, buses, all that fun stuff!
Street children are precious in the sight of God, but so are we!
Let me leave you with this thought...
Commit your way to the Lord! Trust in him and he will do this..He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn and the justice of your cause like the noonday sun!.....(BUT)....Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Psalm 37:5-7a
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