After a busy week of adjusting to Siguatepeque, recovering from illnesses, working in the villages and clinics, Jess and I were pumped about a weekend of relaxation! I have to admit, my attitude about it was probably not the best at first but I have come to realize that I really needed this time of rest! It felt so good to sleep in until 9 am on Saturday morning! I was able to spend a bunch of time reading, praying, and meditating on the things the Lord is doing in my life. We watched movies, napped, talked, ate, played with Rebeca and just pretty much did WHATEVER! Jennifer, Jess, and myself started Beth Moore's "Wising Up" series on Proverbs Wisdom this past week and watched the second session last night. After the session was over, the Lord opened up doors for great conversation and LOTS of fellowship! We must have talked for 3 hours after the movie was over about the situations in each of our lives :) I know some of you were praying for our time together, THANK YOU! I saw the Lord answer prayers as we were going last night! Since we didn't go to bed until around 2 am this morning, we slept in until 10 am! Jess and I laughed because it is the latest we have stayed up since being here in Honduras! This morning has been spent just spending some more time with the Lord and getting some clothes washed since the rain has stalled for a while.
I have been reading Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell since being in Honduras. Something that has really struck me over the past few days of reading it is that he explains Christianity as "a way". I really thought that was an interesting way of explaining things. Rob Bell states "As a Christian, I am simply trying to orient myself around living a particular kind of way, the kind of way that Jesus taught possible. And I think that the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live." He says "that whenever we purposefully try to live the way of Jesus, we find ourselves living more and more in tune with ultimate reality. Because Jesus said that when we see Him, we in turn have 'seen the Father'. Through His compassion, peace, truth telling, and generosity, He was showing us God. This makes God the ultimate reality. The kind of life Jesus was living was perfectly and completely in connection and cooperation with God, this makes it the best possible way to live life." Just food for thought :)
Please pray that this week I will be sensitive to the Lord's leading, wherever that may be. I want to soak up every opportunity that He brings my way. Pray that there will be learning opportunities at the clinic for Jess and I both to be able to grow as nurses. Please pray that the Lord would lead us to be a servant no matter where we are at, pray that His light would shine through us.
Your prayers, encouragement, facebook messages,and blog comments have been so inspiring! Please keep them coming! Thank you for your support and your love! You guys are a huge part of ministry here in Honduras! I love you!
This picture was taken at some point during the week, but I thought it was too precious not to share :)