Love wins, especially in the end.

Independent. God.

Looking at these two words I really want to be dependent in God and independent of sin. This morning, Romans 12:16 was highlighted to me, "Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited." This really hits me in my stomach, because I'm not living this Scripture everyday.

Especially 'living in harmony with one another' has been a struggle...add in spiritual warfare, community living, long days, and it's a really good recipe for living with one another, but not always in harmony. And I really have to call myself on the fact that I haven't preferred others in every situation, in Ro 12.18 it goes on to say, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." Thank you, Lord for making me realize that I have no excuse. ;) I also have this realization that when I graduate the DTS in June that while I had this amazing experience with these people and I've really seen God working in every single person, that we all have  very different paths on this journey and they may not cross again until Eternity, but even if I'm not best friends with everyone I know that it's okay because I love them so much...and God has so many plans, so many incredible plans for every single one of them. So, I want to consciously say that I want to make an effort every day to live in harmony as far as it depends on me and if you would partner with me in praying that over our time here, that would be awesome.
--[[And a bit of encouragement on this subject: "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the Law." Ro 13.8]]

I also had the privilege of working with an event called, 'Lobby Lunch,' where the church opens up to members of the community (low income, high income, homeless, tourists, etc) and serves them a beautiful lunch with the best. I mean, truly being a servant. The hardest part of serving others is that my flesh naturally wants to be self serving...praise the Lord that Yeshua was just the opposite making himself the lowest. I found myself being very unwilling and then I realized that in the eyes of the world, Jesus was a person of low position...a carpenter, a servant, a blasphemer...and Lord forbid that I turn the One who saved me away. Please pray that for me because people are just people. I want to see them as God sees them, loved, cherished, special, beautiful, worthy, chosen, important.

*Do not be conceited. In my thoughts, in my talents, in my actions. Gal 1.10, "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ." Am I singing to please the Lord or to receive praise? Am I acting out of love or love of recognition? My life before YWAM was very attuned to receiving a business major, I thrive on the consistency of praise from men. The life I'm living now is very different, praise the Lord because He has proven His faithfulness repeatedly and I know that this is the right direction.

We met a girl who became a Christian right after we met her and prayed for her! On Saturday night, we had an open mic/coffee house night and it was such a success! Lots of talented people singing, reading poetry, performing spoken word, and just collaborating on the spot. We had a great night, met some great contacts in the city, and were able to pray with about 5 or 6 people. Praise the Lord! God is really working here, he's really stirring up the youth, starting a revolution. The Lord is able.

Thanks for following the blog, thanks for sharing in what God is doing here, and thank you for your prayers.

"If the Lord delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Psalm 37.23-24

love from London,