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Be to Become

Psalm 46:1-11 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way…God is within her she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts… Be still (cease striving) and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth…

This past week during a feedback session, Kori reminded us that we are currently in Cambodia; she reminded us that we spent this past year preparing for now-we were born for such a time as this. Her words grabbed me.  I'm not saying that I haven't realized we are in a third world country and I'm not saying I'm not touched by these precious children, but hearing those words shocked me. I think I was STILL expecting things, expecting the stories of the amazing ways God is moving in and through us to flow from my lips. 

During my quiet time I heard the words 'Be to Become'; I focused on those three words for quite some time.  I've heard that saying before, but hearing my King whisper it directly to me was a defining moment. We need to be, in order to become. It is when we learn to be consumed with his love, when we learn to be still in his presence; when we learn to be content with where he has placed us and when we learn to love ourselves for the beautiful creation that we are, that we can become all that he has for us. 

He has a gorgeous plan for each of us, but we need to be still and know it. We need to be still and TRUST him. We need to CEASE striving for whatever it is we think we need to be or become.  Our (MY) definition of being and becoming is was so twisted. My Daddy is teaching me to 'be'. It is a process, it takes time, and requires faith and trust; I am learning! I am learning to be comsumed with his beauty. I am learning to sit at his feet and rest in his joy. I am learning to accept what he says I am. I am learning to be! 

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