“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you,
saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'” Isaiah 30:21

“Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.” Psalm 86:11

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ
loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Better is one day

The park right outside of Sacha Runa.
The way the sun was hitting the mountains this morning was incredible, I need to pause and soak in the beauty around me more often. It really was incredible the way even the bigger mountains were peaking through the clouds. After taking in the early morning I got ready for church and was off. Caila and Paola sat by me in church and it was so great, it was special being able to spend time with them in church. God is so good and I know He will continue to work in their precious hearts. Part of the message was about 2 Pedro 3:8, "Pero no olviden, queridos hermanos, que para el Señor un día es como mil años, y mil años como un día." 2 Peter 3:8, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day." The Lord is not slow or ignoring our prayers, but He is answering them in His timing. This verse says that for God a thousand years is like one day and vice versa, often times I am constrained to my time frame and don't trust the Lord's timing which is far greater than mine. Since it was a beautiful sunshine morning I wanted to walk down to the Sacha Runa park. I had gone down to the river one Sunday when members of the church were being baptized and I had been meaning to get back there. I could see that it was starting to cloud up and there was no time to waste, when it's sunny you have to go because the weather is so unpredictable. I enjoyed the walk down the Sacha Runa hill and laying on the park bench, it was a low traffic and quiet place to rest. Although it started sprinkling about thirty minutes after Jocelyn and I got there, it was great while it lasted. We decided to go out to lunch at Alexander's since we weren't able to on Friday, it was a good decision. I'm not able to eat there during the week, because our break is too short at school so I appreciate it whenever I am able to. After eating a tasty meal, we were hanging around waiting for the rain to die down. All of the sudden I felt a cold, wet nose my knee and of course a dog had ventured into Alexander's to get out of the rain and maybe find some food too. the rain wasn't letting up, so Jocelyn and I decided to brave the elements and walked home. As of today I have a new appreciation for umbrellas, I had a little semi-broken one and it kept me very dry, never underestimate the power of an umbrella! It's a good thing we didn't wait around at Alexander's, because it was rainy all afternoon. It stopped just in time for frisbee, so we were able to go, but the fields were very wet. It was only a group of us from Casa de Fe and we played on the blue turf instead of our big sandy field. We started with a modified ultimate frisbee, then got a game of soccer going. The boys were more interested in rolling around in the water than the game, but they still did a great job. It was great to play both of these games, it was an exciting change of pace. Before
It's small, but this is a picture of the sports complex we play at
every Sunday. We were on the blue field today!
leaving Leah reminded me that she still had several of my noses...we have been playing "Got your nose" for months now, and she decided a few days ago that I have more than one nose and is starting a collection! She is so cute. The walk home afterwards was nice, I like walking to and from places. After supper it was time for prayer! When I arrived it started raining pretty hard, so we shared things we wanted prayer for and waited a little bit for the rain to calm down. I am so thankful for the Casa de Fe staff, the way they pray, love, and care for me is always so encouraging! To continue today's theme of residing in the house of God the song Better Is One Day by Matt Redman was played at prayer. The lyrics are: How lovely is Your dwelling place, oh Lord Almighty. My soul longs and even faints for You, for here my heart is satisfied, within Your presence I sing beneath the shadow of Your wings. Better is one day in Your courts, better is one day in Your house, better is one day in Your courts than thousands elsewhere! One thing I ask and I would seek, to see Your beauty, to find You in the place Your glory dwells. My heart and flesh cry out, for You the living God, Your spirit's water for my soul I've tasted and I've seen, come once again to me, I will draw near to You, I will draw near to You.

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