June 8, 2014.
Tonight was the last night in Nicaragua. It was really hard saying goodbye to everyone, especially for some people in our group. I hope the work we did down here continues on without us being here and that the church is able to grow. One night, our campus minister lead a prayer that the church building would be so full that there would not be enough seats for everyone. This is my prayer too. Our plane leaves super early in the morning, so I will keep today’s post short and sweet.
I got the opportunity to say a very short message to the congregation this morning and I wanted to get the message across of how much it has meant for us to be here and how much their hospitality has effected us. I also wanted to encourage the congregation to continue the fire that was started. I said that they need to continue to go out and spread the gospel. I also asked them to continue to encourage us to spread the gospel when we get back to America. Mission work has no boundaries. It needs to be done in Nicaragua, Africa, Europe, and even in our back yards. Everywhere. I know that you don’t have to leave the country to do mission work. I left them with this short passage:
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
(1 Corinthians 15:57-58)
We all need to be steadfast in the faith, not wavering about to and fro. We need not let the cares of this world entice us and distract us from his Holy name. We need to glorify God in everything we do, on and off the court as they say. We know that our labor is not in vain, as one day we will have a home with Him.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
He has a room prepared for us. Let us work in his kingdom until he comes.
Suggested Daily Reading: John 14, I Corinthians 14-16.
To God be the glory.