I have done it once again.
I promised to be consistent with my blogging, and failed to follow through.
Please, dear ones, forgive me and enjoy that which I have to share with you.
It all started in 2009.
God told me to go to Mozambique. So, I said “Yes, Lord, but why?” And He said, “I’ll show you.” So I said, “Okay. Not my life, but Your’s. I’ll go. Do with me what you think is good and right.” And a year later, I was on my way. While I was in Mozambique, God said to me, “Laura, Rwanda is your nation. You can have it. I will give you My heart for those people- if you want it.” I had never even heard of Rwanda. I didn’t even know where it was on the map. I had no idea that nearly one million people were slaughtered there in mass genocide. But God was faithful to reveal His heart for those people to me, and then I knew why I had said yes.
God is in the business of restoration in Rwanda, and He is allowing me to be a part of that. He is opening the door for me to be a part of the establishment of His kingdom among the village children there.
He has given me great vision- vision that is beyond me- beyond my existence. It’s not about what I can do or what I experience. It’s about paving a way for the future generations in Rwanda and giving God the glory. It’s about raising up the children there, so they can blaze trails for their children and grandchildren long after I am gone. It’s about the years of pain and heartache being redeemed, and the fatherless experiencing the love of the one true Father. It’s not about being known. It’s about loving the unknown. It’s all about the love of Jesus, being revealed to His precious little ones. I am just a woman of God, willing to deliver that package, willing to boldly, yet humbly lay my life before the Lord and say Yes. Send me.
I am a messenger. I am not the message.
The message is Jesus Christ. The message is His love for you and me. The message is His sacrifice.
If we, for a second, believe that our calling- our journey is about us, then we have fallen into a false belief. We don’t deliver the message for the purpose of saying we have done so. We don’t pray for another for the sake of having a great story to tell. We don’t live our lives for fame or for riches. We don’t live for the sake of the knowledge of accomplishment.
Instead, it is for the glory of God and God alone. It is for His glory that we deliver His message. It is for His glory that we obey. It is for His glory that we follow His lead and pray for those who cross our path. It is for His glory that we live. It is for no other reason that we walk the path and fulfill the journey that He has prepared for us.
I say all of this for the sole purpose of conveying this message:
It is for the glory of God and God alone that I have said yes. It is for His glory that I have chosen, by my own will, to lay my life down before Him and follow the path that He has paved for me.
A beautiful work is soon to be accomplished in Rwanda.
To God alone be the glory.