317 – Hong Kong, Anyone??
September 7, 1988
Colossians 1:6 All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing.
Faith and Forest Dodge, who lead Elim Fellowship, came to see us at the Pletchers from 7:30- almost 9pm. “Would you consider going to Hong Kong? Kevin Graves, our missionary there, needs someone to help him get Bibles into China!”
Dan ended up telling them we will stick with our plan to go to Japan.
Deut 9:3 I am to be assured today that the Lord GOD goes before me like a devouring fire, to destroy my enemies and subdue them!
Our day is packed with school for 3 boys, making dinner for the Pletchers and us (we are taking turns), visiting Bema, and (because Cheryl left the car for us) we will go to Ames for a pj’s sale.
Prayers from Colossians 3:
v 8 Please help me get back into walking, praying in the Spirit more because it helps my attitude and personality so much!
v 15 Please help me to be victorious today with PEACE ruling over my heart. That is what I am called to.
v 16 I want the Word of Christ to dwell in my richly, I want to sing thankfully and gratefully to the Lord!
I feel the Lord gave me insight through a children’s book I was reading aloud to the boys. I want to explain that when I am cross with them it is because I am out of fellowship with God. In Christ I have no reason to be angry. If I am truly submitted to the Lord Jesus and His will for me, and if I am truly submitted to Dan—I should be rejoicing all the time as the Word says. Lord, for whatever sorrow was in my heart today and caused me to be cross and bitter please forgive me and teach me this. Please don’t let the lesson slip away.