When they saw the courage of Peter and John
and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men,
they were astonished and they took note
that these men had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:13Yesterday, I received a phone call from a friend whom I met in Alaska earlier this year. She was at Native New Life and thought of me, so she called and left me a message during the service so I could hear the singing taking place. What a sweet thing to do for me. It moved me to tears to hear the singing and to know she'd do this just for me.
I've been missing Alaksa alot lately. Having had a reunion of sorts here in GA last week at our mission conference with people I have come to know and love and serve with in Alaska, it took me back again in my heart and mind. Add that to my phone call last night and well, you find yourself reading about my time in Alaska with GraceWorks for this week's walk to remember.
I rose up changed.
Do you know, the very next morning at the Alaska Food Bank I was able to share Jesus with a young Jewish boy volunteering there. Teaching the Bible lesson each day at the club was such a joy after that...God's presence was so totally evident. Probably more evident because I had my priorities straight for the first time in a long time.
God taught me in that moment that I am to love Him first and give Him my firstfruit. My first and foremost title is "Daughter of the King". He loves me more than anyone. He desires my attention more than anyone. He deserves my love and attention more than anyone. I cannot be for others what they need until I am with God and get what I need from time spent with Him in His Word and in prayer.