Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the power of prayer

I read this message this morning and had to share it with my fellow bloggers. If you know me, you know prayer is quite possibly the largest part of my relationship with the Lord. I pray about it all...past, present, future...family, friends, career...peace for others and relationships. I love prayer and I know the power behind it because of the magnitude it can shake you, others and even a nation. I'm a witness to countless answered prayers not only for myself, but others, and so I stand firmly behind this. It is where God meets us and allows us to ask anything of Him as the Father. Some people say "Well, I just don't think my prayers are good enough or worthy when so much is going on in the world." Well, the truth is, you are here...RIGHT NOW...for a reason. He created you as an individual, as a child of the King, to live at this moment in time. He created your journey and breathed life into you. Why would he NOT want you to ask things of Him? "Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door will be opened." I'm thinking that verse exists for a reason!:)

Anyway, I was reading this message by Max Lucado and felt very encouraged. I don't know how many of you take the time to pray or just simply give thanks, but I encourage you to do it. God will never disappoint you.

"You thought you got that new job because you deserved a promotion. I’m telling you, you got that new job because God wants you to stay there and pray for those people. You thought you were moved into that neighborhood because it was the best house you could find. I’m telling you that you are an assigned missionary to that neighborhood to pray for those people. You thought you were given that fourth grade class to teach just because the other teacher got sick and you got to be the substitute. Wrong! You were sent to that class because those 26 children need somebody to pray over them. You thought you were given this nation because you just happened to follow a certain lineage of a certain generation. Wrong! God has assigned you and He has assigned me to be prayer warriors for this nation, to intercede." -Max Lucado


Happy Wednesday! (Cali update coming soon!)
-Abby

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hello from Sandy Eggo

So, I've officially been in San Diego for a week and a half now. Everything has been so intense yet so amazing all at the same time. The people, the weather...everything is AWESOME! I am having and know I will continue to have the time of my life! I haven't taken many photos because of the busy schedule, but I plan on uploading them as they come in. I definitely need to share a photo of my living situation...I share a house with 24 other people, 15 of them being female. Let me spell this out for you...

25 people...in a four bedroom house...2 bathrooms...FIFTEEN GIRLS SHARING ONE BATHROOM.

15 GIRLS...........ONE BATHROOM.

Don't ask me how because I really don't know. I'm amazed by how it all works, really. Luckily, since I work at the art department I have a different schedule than the rest of the crew. This means I get to wake up later but unfortunately this also means I never have that awesome, hot water shower we all look forward to each morning. Boo. But, such is life..and hey, I am living the dream so I really can't complain!

I also must mention that the dept. I work in is located at Ocean Beach, exactly one block from the beach itself. I LOVE IT. I spent most of my lunch breaks this past week laying out at the beach and soaking it all in. The weather was in the 70s up until yesterday. (We have a monsoon right now...I'm assuming Oklahoma stole our weather for a few days. I heard it was 70s today).

Invisible Children kicks off the roadie tour this next Thursday. If any of you want a screening or know of a place that would host one, call us! You will NOT want to miss the media the roadies will be showing. Look forward to an incredible, international IC event that will take place April 25th! You won't want to miss it!!!

Okay, it's late. I just wanted to let you all know that everything is going great. I'll be in touch!
A pic before I go: (palms right outside the neighborhood)
CALIFORNIA

love to all,
Abby

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