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God is so good with everything that he has been teaching me this last week. We are learning about media evangelism, well, not really. We have an amazing speaker who listens to the voice of the Lord and has been taking us in a totally different direction. He, Richard, has totally felt like we’re something different and very mature as a DTS, so he has been walking us through what it looks like to follow after the calling that the Lord has placed in your life. It is all about serving. Being a servant with wherever and whatever God is talking to you about. It has been a process learning what it means to love Jesus with my whole heart. I have been so blessed to be able to lay down my rights and give God all of my giftings to do with what he wants. When we hold onto things on our hands, we aren’t able to do anything else, our hands are full. We can’t even embrace God if we’re holding onto something so tightly that we won’t give it up. So, I’ve decided to give up everything that I feel like I have the right to hold onto as my own and embrace my Savior. My family, he knows what it is to seperated from his father and now I can share in a little bit of his suffering by being away from my family. In that, I can become more intimate with him and learn more about what he went through for me and in turn become even more aware of things that I can’t even begin to feel like I’m obligated to hold on to. Now, I have some amazing leaders that are speaking into my life here and one thing that Jess said today is that it isn’t that I have to give it up, but it is a choice. I could go home and live a “normal” life and He wouldn’t be hurt by that, but i don’t think that I can go back to ordinary living, not after just tasting this life of living 100% for him. This is where I’m at and this is what I am going through at this moment, I’m sure it’ll all change soon, but i just wanted to share that tid-bit with you.

In other news… I found a Dr. Pepper, it was the first one since I left. It cost $3! crazy, I guess it’ll only be a special treat every once in a while. At least I know where to find it now!

Thanks for all of your prayers,
Natalie

Finger of God

Last night I had the opportunity to go with some other students and staff to see a documentary called “The Finger of God”. It was an amazing journey of a man that was setting out to see how and where God was working and moving. It was amazing to see how the Holy Spirit is working around the world. There were teeth turning to gold, gold dust on Bibles and people, manna from heaven, jewels falling, the deaf hearing, and the blind seeing. There were so many different things that God is doing around the world through ordinary people. Healing is possible, raising the dead is possible. If we just release the Holy Spirit in our lives and the permission to work in and through us. I think that it is amazing the if God so chooses I can set some people free from bondage’s that they have lived with for their entire life, with the help of God. It was a challenge to me to step out in faith and walk in the freedom that i have in Christ and see how he wants to use me around the world. This doesn’t have to be some freaky thing, it can be everyday life! Isn’t that exciting. Last night as I was praying in response to the movie, and I asked God to heal my sinuses completely. As soon as I said it, another girl that came with us that I don’t know very well came up to me and said that God wanted me to know that “it is true.” I Couldn’t believe that as soon as I asked for healing someone would come and confirm it so quickly. It isn’t something that I can tell right away if it is healed or not, but I believe in my heart that i’ll never have the same problems that I have had in the past. Thank you Jesus for your healing power! I know that God is going to continue to birth new things in me and we’ll see what it all looks like. I’ll keep you posted and I embark on yet another new adventure!

Blessings,
Natalie