I shared in my last blog the first 2 things I learned in Africa: 1. Be thankful for what you do have, 2. All People Matter to God. Today I’d like to share the next 2 things that I learned while in Africa:
3. NEVER GIVE UP ON THE DREAMS THAT GOD PUTS IN YOUR HEART
Pastor Richard moved from Uganda and has lived in this village for 5 years and has prayed for God to provide water for these people. He shared at the well dedication that God has answered His prayer and how overwhelmed He was at what God has done.
In a culture that wants things now and wants things fast, we need to remember that God’s timing is not our timing and His ways are not our ways. When God puts a dream in your heart never give up, keep trusting Him.
Isaiah 55:8, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”(NLT)
4. IT TAKES A TEAM TO SEE A DREAM BECOME A REALITY
When I think about all God has done in and through us in Africa and all that He is going to do I can’t help but be thankful for all those that have worked together to make it happen.
As we were dedicating the well I couldn’t help but think about my first meeting with the late Dave Ohlerking, founder of Children’s Cup. We were having dinner together in Louisiana and he had just recently returned from Africa. I listened to him share with passion as his eyes were filled with tears over the children and families in Africa that need hope. At that time I never dreamed all God would do as we partnered with Children’s Cup to impact Africa.
Nothing is impossible if we are willing to lay down our personal agenda to build God’s kingdom together!
1 Corinthians 3:7-9, “So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.”(NKJV)
Tomorrow, I will share with you the: 5th and 6th “Things I Learned In Africa.” And as always, I look forward to connecting with you, so leave your comments in the section below.