Those are sweet words from a little song I taught my kids when we were in North Carolina. It goes like this:
Whisper a prayer in the morning,
Whisper a prayer at noon.
Whisper a prayer in the evening,
He will keep your heart in tune.
God answers prayer in the morning,
God answers prayer at noon.
God answers prayer in the evening.
He will keep your heart in tune.
How true is that. Also, how HE hears even a whisper from your heart and head.
Yesterday, Mark and I were sitting on our bed talking before school about how nice it would be to take the kids to the barber shop to get their hair cut. However, with 18 children it takes a lot of time to sit and wait and even money to get all of those heads cut. We left it at that and parted to our separate classes for the day.
Each day at 10 am we have morning snack and a break. Since Karla was off yesterday I decided that I would take all the kids in my class and Micah out for a walk around the soccer field while they ate their snack. We started on our way when a car drove up. It is not uncommon for people to stop by the church and visit with Pastor Matt or have discipleship classes. However, this couple was a new couple. In fact so new that Sunday was their first day at our church. He stepped out of his car and we began to talk and then he said that he wanted to know if our children could use haircuts. I am sure my jaw dropped as I looked at him. I said "yes actually they could use haircuts." In fact my husband and I were talking just this morning of how we wish we could take the kids to the barbershop. He said, " I am a barber and I even brought my own chair and my wife also cuts hair."
WOW! We wanted to go to the barbershop but God brought the barbershop to us. What a huge blessing Anthony and his wife Yolane were to us yesterday. They got almost everyone's haircut before they had to leave. (keeping in mind they were here for over two hours cutting hair). When they left we had just had 9 kids with new haircuts. The kids even talked about how special it was that they came and they were new and came and wanted to be a blessing to us. Thank you Lord for how you always supply and hear even a whisper.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This again has been so draining, so emotional it made me start to think about God the Father as He prepared HIS Son Jesus to come to earth. The pain HE must have felt letting HIM go. The sadness He must have felt when He couldn't even look at Him as He was on the cross.
Then, I start to think about Jesus and how much He loves each of us. How sad He must feel when we go astray or maybe those who have never even acknowledged Him. How His heart must ache. How He must feel drained knowing that there is separation between His children and Himself.
Elisabeth Elliot said this: " This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you the opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness- in short, to learn the depths of love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.
John 15:9 says " As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
It is still hard to begin to let go and live life like normal when we love her so much. However, I know that my heavenly Father loves us even more than we love our daughter. He will help us through this.
For all those who are parents and your children are still at home.....don't let things get in the way and take over the time that you could be spending with your family. They will be gone one day and you can never get that time back. Make as many lasting memories as possible. You will never look back and say I regret making to many memories or spending to much time with your family....you might look back and say well.....if only I had not have worked all that over time or taken all those business trips....or spend all that time on facebook or emails. Make your choice before its to late.
On another note if you don't have that relationship like I have with my heavenly Father today is the day......He loves you....He is waiting...He is ready.....you just have to make the first step......then He will reach down and grab your hand....and guide you along.....you have to come to a point wanting salvation, wanting peace.....and wanting a new life.
|Just like her daddy loves her so does the Heavenly Father love us ALL|
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
He has said on many occasions that that everyone is looking for something. Everyone has a God shaped void in their life they are trying to fill. In the Bible in John 4:14 it says, "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. Jesus is the only living water that can satisfy our souls. We are always going to be searching for something to satisfy us; whether it is fame, fortune, family, friends, even food. But the God's word is clear.....only Jesus can truly satisfy.
God has given us the opportunity to freely take of this gift of "living water". We only need to take of it. In John 7:37-38 the Bible says just that. (37)- In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (38)-He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said , out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
We can be satisfied.....just like the ants who are always searching for that water to give them life....we are searching for something to give us freedom and life and satisfaction. My friend that answer today is Jesus. Maybe you have asked Jesus into your heart and life....but you never really grabbed the meat of his word.....and never really gave up worldly things....you can give those over to HIM and He alone can satisfy.
You may be reading this today and you never put your faith and trust in Jesus ......today is your day my friend. You to can have a new life you can partake in LIVING WATER. In Revelation 22:17 says " And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. and let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
You can have it....its free....it's yours for the taking...you just have to recognize that you are a sinner, that Jesus died and rose again, He paid the payment for our sins, and repent and confess with your mouth....and you shall be saved. Turn from your old ways and let HIM start anew in YOU.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In school we all have learned about community helpers. When we first moved here to Honduras we began to reach out to people in the community and let them know about our home. One way to survive is by having others who can help you in your ministry along the way. We are so thankful for our dentist Doctor Julia. She is so kind, godly lady and loves our children. She helps them by seeing them when they need care and treating them for little to no cost at all. Please pray that the Lord will bless her in her business as she helps our children here at Esperanza.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
22 breakfast bowls or plates
22 spoons or forks
whatever dishes used to make breakfast
mop buckets to clean floors
at least 20 flushes of a toilet before breakfast(depending)
20 using water to brush teeth before school
at least 4 loads of laundry daily
mop buckets to clean floors
20 more flushes of the toilet
afternoon playing outside
20 possible toilet flushes
20 sets of hands washed
washing 44 little hands
bathing 22 people before dinner
then whatever dishes were used to make dinner
22 more flushes of the toilet
22 brushing their teeth before dinner
another possible 22 flushes of the toilet before bedtime
So, when we have no water.....we have a hard time. The last two days we have had no water. Not sure if they were working on the lines or what the cause was. We managed to get by with using plastic and paper for meals to eat off of. We filled up buckets from our creek to flush toilets. That still left us with washing dishes, washing clothes and washing bodies. So, we decided to use bottled water to give baths on Sunday night. It took (3) 5 gallon bottles to bath us all but we were grateful for them.
Now, we are wanting to construct a pila outside or an outside water tank to hold water. It will cost us around $200 or so. So, that is our next need if you would like help. Click here DONATE NOW
Be sure to click that it is for HOPE OF HONDURAS