Isaiah 58:6-12

Isaiah 58:6-12
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed ones go free, and that you break every yoke? (7) Is it not to break your bread to the hungry, and that you should bring home the wandering poor? When will you see the naked and cover him; and you will not hide yourself from your own flesh? (8) Then shall your light break out as the dawn, and your health shall spring out quickly; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Jehovah shall gather you. (9) Then you shall call, and Jehovah shall answer; you shall cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If you take the yoke away from among you, the pointing of the finger, and speaking vanity; (10) and if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday. (11) And Jehovah shall always guide you and satisfy your soul in dry places, and make your bones fat; and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters fail not. (12) And those who come of you shall build the old ruins; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the leaders in the church: Joseph Okoth, Steve Maremwa and Benson Okoth, Alfred Otieno, Ben Lippert, Peter Odoyo.
That they would grow in their classes, in maturity, in their communication of the Word, that the Lord would grant them wisdom.

Please pray that our Children in our childrens ministry will grow in their knowledge of the Lord. There are some kids that come to church without their parents. Pray that the Lord would use those kids to even teach their parents about the Lord.

We have a prison ministry on Thursdays for Men, the Lord has been doing a lot in the lives of those inmates. Pray for open hearts .

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kids with Power Tools

You know... I have been reading in Jeremiah and been thinking it is so cool how the Lord would tell Jeremiah to go places for him to see something from God. Well the Lord showed me a little something cool today while I was working with my dad.

Today I found myself outside looking at the wood pile in our paddock and I wanted to help my dad by cutting it. I started to think to myself... I wonder if my dad would let me use the chain saw. I went outside to ask him about that and he gave me a look that reminded me of when I was a kid. He told me that I was probably not strong enough to handle a tool like that. He told me the danger if I messed up and then instantly pulled me into a different project that he was doing. (It was as if he was saying, “you may not be able to use that but I will let you do something else.”) I was reminded of out Father in heaven. We at times ask him to do things that are way to big for us. He is so gentle in how he responds. Sometimes He will let us do Great things but others he knows that it would hurt us greatly if we had what we asked for. My dad let me help him take apart and rebuild something that would not hurt me. I really did feel like a little kid working with my dad. I was excited to spend time with him. He let me use other tools and let me do things to help him. The Lord really did show me his heart in this. He gave me something else to do. The Lord will put tools in our hands and grow us little by little. I know that at times I was in the way of my dad but he still wanted me there helping him. The Lord puts things in our hands and he does not need our help but lets us be a part of what He is doing of His work. My dad put a different tool in my hand than what I wanted... you see He is a master carpenter/contractor he knows what he is talking about and he can handle all of those tools ;but I well... could not. Our Father in Heaven does not want to discourage us but also does not want to cripple us but putting something in our hands that we cant handle. How cool is our God? My dad is a great example to me and shows me the love of our FATHER in heaven. I am honored to be able to help in the little things and grow with the things that He puts in my hands. This is a little lesson I learned today.

I remember when I was a kid my dad would let me go to work with him and back then I could do a lot less that now. I was more in the way back then too but our father is patient and lets us try and fail. If you feel like you have been asking the Lord to do something and he says no for now, just know it is for you good. That does not mean that he is done with you or cant use you. It just means that He has something different for you. Just go with it. Learn from Him. And be patient.

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