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Thank You for a Great Trip

Greetings Stateside,

Hello (Scottish accent implied)! As I think of our three weeks together, I smile. I miss you all very much.

While I sat at the Atlanta airport Sunday for 8 hours I had a lot of time to review our trip, pray, read my journal and write. The biggest thing that stuck out to me was answered prayer. All of my requests had been answered during the trip. I prayed we would have safety and we did. I prayed we would unite and we did. I prayed we would see someone come to know the Lord and we did. I prayed we would all be challenged in our faith and to grow and I am pretty sure that happened too.  Also, I prayed we would bless our hosts. I prayed that God would be glorified and He was! We have much to be thankful for. God blessed us tremendously.

Now, that we are back in the States the tendency is to go back to our normal day to day life to go back to being independent of God, to stop listening, to stop reading our Bible, to stop ministering. I know that some of you have done that already. I know some of you have already passed on your time with God to watch television or use the internet. But God’s mercies are new every morning. At any moment we can get back on track to choose life in Christ rather than existence in the world. I encourage you not to be forgetting what God has done, to forget to be thankful and to move forward in your new self in Christ. The Christian life is not easy it requires daily sacrifice, daily laying ourselves down and choosing to be a thankful slave to Christ.

I challenge you not to lose heart or discipline or focus. Continue on you the path that you started in Scotland don’t forget what God has done and forget to thank Him by sacrificing yourself to Him. Whatever sacrifices you think that you are making they do not compare to the blessings we receive by following the Lord.

By His Blessings Alone . . . ,
Joshua

He who has created a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.

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