This month has been full of blessings and it has been a constant reminder of the goodness of God. Four days ago, I celebrated the resurrection of my Savior! He is not dead; He is alive! Even after Easter leftovers are eaten, and the candy from the “Easter Bunny” is long gone, I am still going to celebrate the I serve a God who is alive!
Easter is the very foundation of the Gospel.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
This is the Gospel: the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only payment for man’s sins.
Christ came to earth to pay the price of my sins; He came to give me salvation, and bring me into a personal relationship with Him. He did that for you, too. He died for the sins of the WORLD! My desire to share this message with the world stems from the LIFE God has given me. God’s love, peace, forgiveness, and hope are all things I want everyone to experience. The passion I have for missions is a result of Christ’s sovereignty in my life.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
That verse has been such an encouragement to me as I get ready to go to Nicaragua in July! A lot of the time, when I find a verse that really means a lot to me at that certain time, I’ll write in on my wrist. Romans 10:13-15 has been on my wrist for the past several days, and in my mind for even more.
I am so excited to use my life to bring glory to my Lord in Nicaragua this summer! I want to thank you so supporting me with prayers and financial support. God continues to show me His provision when I begin to wonder how I am going to raise all the support I need for my trip. God’s provision stuns me. My jaw drops at His answers to prayer. I have seen this Scripture breathed to life:
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for partnering with me in the Gospel. I am praying for y’all.
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.