Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Your Kingdom Come

Help us to bring your kingdom. Help us to say no to sin and yes to righteousness. Guard our hearts and minds. Restore us to Yourself through Jesus.

Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come.
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
forever and ever.

It starts with God first, seeing him rightly and as the only perfect and holy one.

YOUR kingdom come. YOUR KINGDOM come. YOUR kingdom COME. your KINGDOM come. your KINGDOM COME. your kingdom COME. YOUR KINGDOM COME.

Newness of life
No more sorrow
No more pain
Hunger ceases
Need ceases
Justice reigns
Mercy reigns
Peace reigns
Sin is NO more
Death is NO more
Joy forever
Worship of God forever
Hearts healed

God's kingdom comes when you:
give to the poor.
stand up for righteousness and against injustice.
study hard and don't cheat on exams.
are honest at work.
work hard.
wait patiently in traffic.
befriend a neighbor
humbly ask Jesus for help.
show kindness.
resist temptation.
help those in need.
are generous.

Bring your kingdom to earth O God. Bring your kingdom to my continent. to my country. to my city. to my house. to my husband. to my heart.




Sunday, March 28, 2010

Back From Outer Space

Joel and I have made it back to Okinawa safely. Our journey back here wasn't as eventful as the journey going. I think we're alright with that though. Being back is an interesting thing; its good to be back at OUR home, with OUR things, and OUR space, but there just seems to be something or should I say someones missing. OUR family and friends are now so far away, which stinks. Sometimes I wish I could meld the two worlds. I mean, I LOVE living on a tropical island and having a home here, but I truly miss my family and people who know me. The Lord surely knows what He's doing though. I love that about God; he always has a purpose.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

We're on our way!!

I probably should be sleeping right now. We've finally made it out of Okinawa on a Space-A flight. I really don't think Air Force planes are in a hurry to get anywhere, 21 hours layovers here, 24 hours layovers there...geesh! The good news though if that we are closer to "home" than we have been in a while. Just the thought gets me super excited. I think the best part about it is that we're doing it for minimal expense; normally flights to the states cost about $1500 per ticket. We're going to make it out at less than $1500 for the whole trip! Super exciting!

Anyway. We are in Guam for who knows how long (they say up to 21 hours), then we are onto Hawaii for 24 hours (there are worse places to be), then Travis AFB in CA, then who knows...We are still trying to figure out how we're going to get to STL. We're taking one flight at a time and trying to roll with it. As I type, Joel is curled up on the floor in the museum part of the terminal. Its probably not "legal," but as Joel said to me, "There are higher security places out there..." I guess its all part of the adventure. It still stresses me out a bit, not knowing where/when we're taking our next flight, nap, or meal, but its worth it.

By the way, the plane we just flew on was HUGE! There were 10 passengers (ourselves included) in a space about the size of a normal kitchen. Then behind the "crew bunks" there is just nothing. Our bags were on one pallet and the rest of the plane was empty and went on forever. I found this out because I forgot something in my bag so I just went to get it in the back part of the plane...more high security...not.