After all the hype of Tropical Storm Barry, we headed off to New Orleans with an overwhelming sense of peace. Believing that if God needed to part a sea for us to cross, He would. Sure enough we arrived at the YWAM house without issue and ready to serve the Lord.
Our second work day in new Orleans went great. We had several new people with us that have never done any mission work before but I think they are hooked now. We worked the Abiding Temple neighborhood with Pastor Marc Smith and had many divine appointments.
This is “Dirt” (his nickname). Broken, hopeless and homeless, he was at the end of his rope. As I talked with him, I asked if I could give him a hug. He looked at me said that by hugging him my shirt would get messed up.
As I hugged him he broke into tears. We bought him shoes and socks (he had none and his feet were bloodied). As he was putting them on he broke into tears again and said we made his day. I told him he made our day. It was amazing to see hope rise up in this child of God .
Thank you to everyone that prayed for us during our trip to New Orleans. I really appreciate it but am asking that you don’t let up. The Lord is putting on my heart that there are many more trips planned.
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper;
And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17 (NASB)
Are you going through a trial? As someone who has been through trials I can only say that if you determine to seek God’s presence, He will make Himself known to you and walk with you through the trial. We have choices to make in life but it always comes down to whether we choose to seek Him or not. Pursue Him and you will find His peace. We cannot just chase after money and things. Life is more than that.