Last night, Gary and I had the privilege of previewing the film Lumindeo put together to tell the story of how SUUBI was born. The "Premier" of the film is coming up on Monday, May 19th. I'm excited. And nervous.
It was an unbelievable experience to watch this story, God's Story/Our Story, unfold on the big screen with sub-titles and dramatic music. This film is a Gift for us. Truly.
As we watched, we were reminded of God's goodness and love for His people. He pursues His children. He loves each one of us BIG and He goes to great lengths to save us. "He rescued me because He delighted in me." That's how He feels about us... about YOU. Let the truth of that penetrate your soul. Let that truth spur you on to fulfill His purpose in your life.
While watching this film, I was reminded that, even when we don't see it, God IS working. He is changing lives. He is restoring hope. HE is fulfilling the plan and purpose He put on our hearts when He called us to do this. He has gone and still goes before us, He directs our steps, He whispers to us... "this is the way". We simply need to faithfully listen and keep DOing what He asks of us.
The realization that He's using our family to be a part of this amazing story... this BIG thing that HE is doing in Uganda is overwhelming. We are blessed. We are humbled. We are grateful.
It has not been an easy journey. The day to day challenges of operating a ministry from around the world... the struggle of inadequacy and the feeling of being "in over my head" is real. But as we watched this film, we were encouraged to continue walking in faith because at the end of the day.... it's ALL about Him. It's about spending our very lives to serve Him, to tell others about HIM, to show them Hope and then watch as HE changes lives. The whole thing is pretty amazing. I am so thankful that we said YES when He called us or we would have missed out on this beautiful work that HE is doing in the lives of 1,000's of people in a little village, far, far away.
I want to encourage YOU. Whatever it is that you feel "led" to do for the Lord... IF it lines up with Scripture... IF it scares you to death, but at the same time excites you... IF you feel a passion for "it" (whatever IT is for you) deep down inside... I encourage you... take that first step in FAITH and GO for it. You don't have to have ALL the answers. You don't have to have the whole plan figured out. If God is calling you to something... HE has it all figured out already... you just have to say "yes" and start walking. He WILL show you each step... in His time. He probably won't show you the BIG picture all up front... because He's faithful like that. But... He WILL show you. He will lead you. He's waiting on YOU to start walking... to start doing.
So, whatever it is... GO. I'll be here... cheering you on.
This Story... His Story... Amazing. I hope you will watch it. I pray that you are inspired to step out in faith. He has work for YOU to do. Even if you don't feel ready.... He IS. He WILL equip you. I promise. He's amazing like that.
Thank you, Chason Laing and Lumindeo. Thank you Josh Gallas and Andrew Czap. There are no words to adequately express the depth of gratitude that Gary and I feel for this Gift you've given us. May the Lord bless you in every way. May His purpose be fulfilled in your life. And may all you do... bring HIM glory. You are some pretty fine people and we are blessed to call you Friends. With MUCH love....