Posted by: whereheisnotnamed | February 28, 2012

Growing Hinds’ Feet

Hello, all-

I don’t have a picture of our house to share this week. Nanda is away teaching and he has the camera. He started a new location in a village in eastern Nepal on Sunday.

What I do have to share with you, however, are my thoughts.

I was reflecting upon our life here in Nepal. It is truly a marvelous life. And I don’t mean that in the sense of luxury, because anyone who is familiar with the third world knows that it is far from that. I mean it is a marvelous life to be in God’s will. We may not be acutely aware of this during the frustrating moments, but overall, knowing that we are in our Father’s hands, and that it is He who works in us to will and to act according to his good pleasure (purpose); that is the beauty.

I am also remembering an American couple Nanda and I met in an Indian airport a couple of years ago. They told us with all their human compassion that we should “stop trying to change people, to let them [Nepali people] be who they want to be and live in peace.” Well, everyone has the right to their own opinion, but I am thinking now how so very thankful I am that there was one man 21 years ago who was bold enough to give my husband a Gospel tract. That tract turned out to be his first link to Jesus and the life that He now lives. That slip of paper changed his life, and pointed us toward our life together here in Nepal. My husband now walks hours to remote villages to teach poor, uneducated Nepali pastors what He has come to know, and it began with one man who God used to change other people.

So, back to how He works in us for His will and good pleasure. I have learned a secret that is not really a secret at all. That is, if we fully consecrate our wills to the Father, and bring every thought captive and into obedience to Him, our emotions will follow. Simple. Now…to do it.

I pray that we will all be thankful for where the Lord has each of us and that we will take a moment to ask Him to guide us this hour and every hour for His will and purposes.

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” Habakkuk 3:19

~ L

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