Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Be Strong

Be Strong by Laurie McTier

"Be strong, all you people of the land,' declares the LORD, 'and work. For I am with you,' declares the LORD Almighty." Haggai 2:4

On a recent medical team to Costa Rica, I discovered that our schedule had to be adjusted, and God made it possible for the team to attend church services before going out to our first clinic site.

The service was wonderful as we joined in with praise and worship and then listened as many shared testimonies of how God is working in their lives. The Gospel message was presented, and there were many who responded to the invitation. During the invitation I had gone down with other team members to pray for those who made decisions for Christ. As I returned to my seat, a gentleman pulled me aside and began speaking to me in Spanish. I could sense God had placed something on his heart, and I found the first interpreter available so that I could understand what he was trying to tell me.

The interpreter shared Haggai 2:4 as the gentleman told me that God had given him this verse for our team. This young man did not know that I was the director of the team, all he knew was that God wanted him to be the messenger. God wanted our team to know that in Him, we must be Bold, Strong, and Courageous. He wanted us to know that He was going to bless each clinic and outreach event that our team encountered. As the interpreter read this verse, God began to press upon my heart that He was going to go before the team, and that He was going be with our hands and our feet, and He would shower us with His blessings.

During this week our Medical Team faced many obstacles, both physical and spiritual, but we clung to God's Promises. We knew that God wanted us to be strong and courageous. We knew that He was with us, and we rested in the fact that we were doing the work that He had called us to do.

My prayer for you today is that God will put a song and a scripture verse on your heart. May His Word become your strength, your power, and your directive force as you seek to put God first.

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