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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Leaving U.S. Soil

Tomorrow is the BIG day! I leave for JFK tomorrow morning and then leave for Tel Aviv that night. I pray the Lord reveals himself to me that I have never before experienced. I never would have thought in a million years this would be me traipsing off to an unknown land to me by myself without any family. Yes, I am going with a group, but I do not know these people... BUT I do know these people will quickly become my family. This I am very grateful for.

Satan is trying to creep in and build fear inside of me with all that is going on in the world, but I know for sure that this is God's plan for me. He wants me to go and be with Him one on one in His country. I was telling Hailee this morning that I was leaving tomorrow and I will see where Jesus was when He was here on this earth and how I am going to see where He walked and where He was born, etc. Her eyes got really big and she just starred at me. I can't wait to come back and share all of what I have seen with her.

This is going to bring to life so many things to me... I am also praying the Lord completely change me so, when I come home I will be a good example of Christ's love to my family and to be able speak with undying kindness. So many things are going through my head, but most of all I can't wait to get to Israel. You will hear from me when I got home. :o)

Much Love my friends!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What Would You Say??

Hello Friends. As you all know I am an online missionary with Global Media Outreach and I have been talking with this young lady for a couple of weeks. I am going to share with you what she has written to me and if you are interested think on her words and what you might say to her in a loving manner.

Here is the first time she wrote to me...

i am not a christian. i was born into a hindu family. a lot of ppl though in my family are hindu's an christian. that is why id like to get to know Jesus. i also have a christian boyfriend and he inlightens me on most an wat is needed. i do not believe in discriminating any other religion. as i believe that there is one true he/she just appears in different forms...for the convenience of everyone and every kind....if im going to be dealing with you then i do not in any way expect you to be dishonest or against any other religion. if that relationship cannot be established then we have no other choice but to terminate our main purpose of this is to obtian knowledge on Jesus Christ.

What I loved about her is her bluntness (I can relate) and how she was straight forward with me (no messing around). That is what I am about. Now remember she does not have the Holy Spirit but, I believe she is being lead... I feel the Spirit is stirring.

Here is her second email....

Sorry for the delay in replying.....i understand you and what you are trying to say......i believe in him, i trust him, i pray to him.......but at times i temper up an the Devil instigates me into doing wrong, and i may have given into that.....i do apologise for my wrongs.....but i want to be able to not listen to the Devil.....i want to make right decisions for God....

In this email I was puzzled by her words and yes, I questioned her about when she said "I believe in him, i trust in him, i pray to him...". I know there is something bigger going on here.

Here is the third and last email (up to date)...

I will pray for them as you requested.....but in the only way i believe that they accept God and trust God in there own way....whichever form they prefer. Being a Christian, HIndu or even a Muslim is not about the different God/s, its about showing God how much you appreciate, and love him/her. There should be such a word as religion, cuz that one word is what is bringing everyone down to ground, and very few are seeing that.

True believers in God, dont have time to criticize other religion, as they are to busy praising God. The God that they can see. All God/s are the same. He / She just distributes theirself in many forms for the various languages and cultures of the human and non-human kind. Why cant you see that. Everyone worships in his / her own way, and thats all God asks. That you honor him/her buy acknowledging them and following their way, and to me thats what should be done.

Sooner than later it will come to effect, that God is there and true in one form. And then we will all see who had time for God or who had time to fight over him. God doesnt need your help more than he needs your understanding. The day you start to believe and think like me and many others, thats the day you truly have God in your life.

WOW! Right? But, you know what... I felt total peace on how to answer this... I prayed and Father gave me the words to respond. It was very lengthy and I may share later but, I would like you to think on this. She is not the only one out there thinking like this... there are TONS and it is our jobs as believers to tackle it. I am planting the seed and praying over her and now it is up to her to listen and take action to believe. I know He is moving... swirling around her. I can see it. She is searching.

I would love to hear what y'all would say to this sweet blunt young lady. :o)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I heard...

If you have been following me for a while you know I have been feeling chaotic inside. I new it was God but, not sure where He was trying to lead me. As I look back now, He has been leading me all along... I was just not listening.This is something that has been in the back of my mind for a while but, continued to have fear. Fear that I would not know what to say because I don't know the Word well enough. Enough it enough... satan will no longer feed me these lies.

I finally heard Him yesterday... He is leading me to the lost. My heart is for those lost souls. After, I heard Him I have complete peace and know this is His leading and nothing else. I still have a lot of questions and very unsure but, I know what I must do. I must prepare myself and be ready.

Don't get me wrong He has a lot more for me but, I have heard this one thing I have been seeking for a while and it is such a relief because, all I want to do is bring glory to my Father in heaven.

So you may be asking... "Okay, Sterling what are you going to do with this revelation?" LOL! Well, for one I am involved with Global Media Outreach and now I am going to be reading a book about Mormons and what they believe and how the Bible is the Truth when they are compared. Make sense? Yes, I feel this is the path and where God is leading me. He has already put people in my path to speak to.

I want everyone on this earth to know their Savior personally. I want them all to have the fear of the Lord and know this undying love. I want them to know what heaven will be like and I want them for sure to know what hell will be like. I want the Truth to penetrate every heart and for all to hear their Father speak to them. I want all to know HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU no matter what you do and how easy (with God's help) it is to turn away from sin. I want all to know what it feels like when He holds your hand and carries you through the toughest times. God has great things planned for us all. He is waiting!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Are you to comfortable?

God has put us on this earth to spread the Gospel. To go out and make disciples. To love everyone without question just like He did while he walked this earth and how He loves us from up above. Ask your self this question... Why is it so hard to spread the good Word with our family, friends, and neighbors? Why is it so much easier to speak to someone you totally do not know about your wonderful God? I would think it would be the other way around. I mean we love our family and friends and have built relationships with them and we want them with us in heaven... right? This just baffles me. Here is a story I received from my Global Media Community Leader:

When ten-year-old Mary's mother died, she became 'mother of the house',
caring for her father who worked the night shift at a local mine. One
evening as she was packing his lunch she slipped a Gospel booklet inside,
hoping he'd find comfort after the loss of his wife. Suddenly at 1am an
emergency whistle sounded, telling the town's people that miners had been
caught in a collapsed mine. Emergency workers worked through the night and
finally broke through to a small cavern where they found the miners. Sadly,
it was too late. All eight men had suffocated, including Mary's father. The
rescuers were devastated. As they surveyed the scene they noticed that the
men had died seated in a circle. Looking closer, they discovered that Mary's
father was sitting with a small booklet in his lap, open to the last page
where the plan of salvation was explained. On that page he had written a
special message to her: 'My dear Mary, by the time you find this I'll be
with your mother. I read your little book several times to the others while
we waited to be rescued. Our hope is fading for this life - but not for the
next. We did as the book told us and prayed. I love you, and one day we'll
all be together in heaven.' Are you going to heaven? Do you know for sure?
You can. 'These things I have written... that you may know that you have
eternal life.'

I hope this story tugged at your heart a bit because, it did mine. It has really made me stop and think "How can I plant a seed in someone I know doesn't have the love of Jesus?" I now need to come up with a plan... pray for God to reveal to me how He would like me to tackle this. I know He has great plans for everyones life and I can't wait to bring Him glory!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hello Friends.

I know I have been away for a while and I am sorry. We have been so busy lately... ever since Valentines' day but, we are back to reality.

I wanted to share a few things going on....

1. I have finished my training with Global Media Outreach! Now I will be receiving more emails from around the world to help make an impact in the Kingdom. "Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing then in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19, 20

2. My Israel trip is all paid. I am now preparing myself mentally and physically. I know if I get myself physically ready to hike all through Israel I will be able to concentrate on nothing BUT God. That is what I am looking forward to most. No distractions... just me and God as I absorb everything about Him.

3. Homeschooling is going great! This has been the best decision EVER!! Hailee is learning so much, I am learning so much, and we haven't killed eachother. God has really blessed us with His grace. Right now we are doing a unit study on Africa. Hailee loves Africa, so do I! So this has been great for both of us. I will post pictures of her lapbook when we are all done.

4. God!! The lover of my soul is moving. I know I have said this before but, He is so BIG!! He is doing amazing things in Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and so many more countries. I feel so lucky and blessed to be part of it. It is so amazing! I am blown away by God's love. I will never be able to write my love for Him in words... never! But, I do know He knows it all. :o)

That is about it from over here in the Greene world. Of course there is more going on but, I feel I have ended this post with perfectness! Have a wonderful day, friends!