Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Journey begins...

Arriving at training this week helped me to recognize the reality of this all. I am moving in about 2 months to the other side of the world. Sometimes it seems overwhelming, but the One who calls is faithful and He will do it (1 Thessalonians 5:24). I rest in knowing that I, in my flesh, can do nothing. Only by the Spirit in me can I be of any value and worth in this life. Throughout the Visa application process and planning to pack up and move, He has been teaching me more about my citizenship. I am an alien and stranger in this world and the citizen of an entirely different kingdom. And that kingdom is at war for the souls of the lost.

This time of training is invaluable. He is teaching me so much already and preparing me for what is to come. Most importantly, He is reminding me that following Him has nothing to do with me and my talents or abilities. It has everything to do with my poverty, my nothingness. The only thing of value is Christ in me and the relationship I am allowed to have with Him. His glory is what I must live for.

I am excited about the journey ahead, and I am thankful for you--those that are praying for me. Please be praying for the 354 of us (adults and kids) that are at training. I ask that you pray for our passion for the Lord...that our zeal for Him will only increase. Also be praying for our unity as we hope to bring a lost and dying world to faith and knowledge of the One True King (refer to John 17:20-).

I heart you all!


Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. Psalm 144:1-2


Gail Daniels said...

Although I have not had a lot of time to get to know you real well, I am so proud of you. I consider you a blessing in my life. So few people even profess a belief in Christ these days, so to know someone who is actually out there trying to win souls for Him is amazing. What is even more amazing is the age at which you are doing it! You will be in my thoughts and prayers and I am happy to be able to say "I know Brittany Shepard".


Jackie Turk said...

Hi Brittany!

I miss you and your bubbling energy and positive attitude! But I am so happy for you and am so touched to see how you are letting Him use you for His Kingdom - and how powerfully He will be using you! You're in my thoughts and prayers -- much love and a big big hug!

Love, Jackie