Monday, October 4, 2010

her story isn't through

My wife and I are back in Los Angeles serving at the Dream Center.  This has already turning into a great week, but there is more to come.

Saturday we were part of Adopt-a-Block in the Pueblos of South Central LA.  Visiting with these people, praying for them and serving them is something extra special.  The kids are so much fun.  They will run you ragged playing.  Sitting with some of these older folks and hearing their prayer requests and just talk about life, especially spiritual life is a blessing.

One of the leaders at this site asked Julie and I to go with her to pray with a special lady who is in a wheelchair.  As we talked, her kids and grandkids came it.  It got loud.  But one of the girls began to tell us her story.  She first said, "my story isn't over."  How true that is.  In the next few minutes this girl who has been raised in the gang and drug infested community talked about how God has come into her life and begun changing her life.  This was so good.  We prayed together before we left.  What an amazing conversation and time.

The next day we were at church and saw the same leader that took us on the visit.  She began to tell us more of this girl's story and that she is making more strides to follow Jesus.  I have upped my prayers for her, and I ask you to do the same.  Next time I see this girl, my prayer is that we hear how God has taken her to another level.

Isn't our story the same?  God is at work in our lives, and our story isn't through.  Let God continue His work and step toward Him even right now.

Philippians 2:13 (NLT)
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

Hebrews 10:35 (NLT)
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!

Take that step forward.  Your story isn't through!

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