Feb 20, 2008

Wherever He Leads. Will you go?


I've played the piano for years...and year...I was 5 years old when I began learning and have fallen in love with it. I have fun with piano and get a lot of personal enjoyment from it. Also if I am stressed or upset, I can just sit down and start playing and I start to relax.

But God had more in mind for the piano and me than that. I have to admit I have not always like the thought of what He now has me doing. Even still the only reason I'm doing it is because of Him. What am I talking about? Playing the piano in the worship team at our church. Sure I've played in church before, for offering and prayer...but never in the worship team. I dislike being on stage in front of everybody. I like blending in with the crowd.

When I was asked to do this I agreed to pray about it. And I began to seriously consider it. I told God that I would not get up on stage and play the piano unless He went with me. I wanted to make sure this was His will. And I came to realize that it was.

When I played for the first time, I was surprised to find that I wasn't as nervous as I figured I would be. He went with me.

And I know that He will continue to go with me...as long as I go with Him.

Is God asking you to do something that pushes you outside of your comfort zone? Trust Him, obey Him and go because you will not go alone. He will be there every step of the way. I'm finding that out...!

(I would appreciate it if you would pray for me as I begin this new adventure with my Lord. It is not easy for me and I need His help and I need your prayers! Thank you!)

Feb 5, 2008

Pictures...

Here is a slide show that I put together (music courtesy of Avalon) of our church back in Belgium. We miss them so much!

I hope you enjoy it...

video

Feb 3, 2008

hmmmm....


I guess getting high speed internet didn't help me blog more...oh well!

Just a quick update on what's going on with us. The walls in the house are de-wallpapered and are now painted. We are all sleeping in our own beds instead of on mattresses on the floor. We actually have pictures hanging on the walls now. We are making friends. We are getting used to the church and loving it. That's just a little bit of what has been going on in our lives.

There has been a whirlwind of stuff happening in the last few months....in fact the last year! (February 8th will make it officially 1 year of living in the US.) But God has been gracious and patient. He has put up with our "little faith" and complaining. And has come through for us once again. So if you are in the midst of uncertainty about your future or even your present, trust God with it. If you will just let him take control of the situation you are facing now, He will come through for you...just as He did for us!