I just read an article in ALife – one of the magazines I read on a regular basis. It was written anonymously since the author is working in a country which is closed to traditional missionaries. Be encouraged by these words:

“. . . no matter how much I strive to please my Heavenly Father, I don’t always get it right and often blow it. He loves me despite my failures, and has chosen to invite me into what He’s doing – despite my inadequacies. “

“The Father didn’t promise that following Him would be pain free; He simply asked for obedience. The ironic reward in setting aside my culture and language has been finding my place. Contrary to modern messages from my home culture, the journey of finding myself has absolutely nothing to do with looking inward, As I look upward, I realize that my identity has nothing to do with my location, my organization or my work – it has everything to do with my relationship with my Abba. “

How is your relationship with your Heavenly Father?

Romans 5:1-5:  Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

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