F R E E D O M
by joy soaked words
Where do I even start? Well, let me tell you something cool. God has totally set me free from all fear and anxiety. ALL FEAR IS GONE. ALL ANXIETY IS GONE. GOD IS SO GOOD. Fear is something that I have always struggled with, and I have been praying to be set free from fear from a very long time now. Coming here to YWAM Mazatlan, I experienced more fear then I ever had, and had 2 very scary anxiety attacks. Let me tell you that we serve a faithful God. WE SERVE A FAITHFUL GOD. One week agoish, we got together and prayed freedom over strongholds that had taken control of our lives. God broke those strongholds. I experienced freedom like I never had before. Right now in Mazatlan is Carnival, a week long, huge party thing. We went out to evangelize and just show people how much God loves them. How much he desires to have a relationship with them. If you would have asked me to go out and evangelize to people a week ago, I couldn’t have done it. I would freeze and not be able to talk or get the words out that I wanted to. Last night, that all changed. I had so much energy, (I still do, even though I am running on 5 hours of sleep) and I was able to just reach out to people. To love on them. To show them how much God desires to have a relationship with them. To talk to them. With no fear. Guys, I even met an english speaker, like literally day made.
We are off of classes for two weeks, Carnival runs until Monday night and then we have most of the rest of the week off. This is part of my outreach, I will spend two weeks here in Mazatlan for Carnival, and then in April I am off to Chile. YEAH! So, if you didn’t see my Instagram post, this gal is off to Chile. I am beyond excited to see what God is going to do in my team, I am going with some pretty awesome people.
I feel like I have so much to say, yet I don’t know what to say. There is so much going on, God is doing so much in my heart. In my life. Changing me. Stretching me. I am a piece of clay, and he is the potter.
I just want to stand on a mountain and shout about how good God is. Good, doesn’t even begin to describe it. Great doesn’t even begin to describe you God. One of my close friends here, asked us to tell her our favorite animal and our favorite piece of nature and why. I said dogs, because they are so snuggly and loving. I chose the mountains as my favorite piece of nature, because they are strong, majestic and breathtaking. She then tells us that our favorite animal attributes is what we look for in a boyfriend/girlfriend, and our favorite piece of nature is how we view God. Strong. Majestic. Breathtaking.
- That God would continue to give me the energy needed
- That I would continue to trust in his plan for my life
- That people’s hearts would be so open here to receive God’s love for their life
- That God would continue to pour down here, filling us up, so we can continue to pour out
God you are so good. You are faithful. You are worthy. You are everything I need. Everything I want. Thank you.
Hugs + blessings,