23.4.09


Hi Everyone!
We are now crossing the border into Quebec and are planning to stay a couple nights in Montreal with some dear friends of ours. :) We're on our way to Cobourg Ontario where we have 2 concerts this weekend. It's very exciting because we were able to go to this church this time last year and God really did some wonderful things there-- so we are really looking forward to seeing everyone again and praying that God would really really pour out His spirit of repentance and revival there. If you think of us this weekend, we'd very much appreciate it if you joined us in prayer for this end.
It's so neat to be writing this as we drive along the Quebec countryside--

now passing a beautiful lake encircled round about by mountains:
now a mountain that rises right up out of the plain:


now the great Saint Lawrence River, which we will follow for some time- it is beautiful!
( I do look up every now and then to appreciate the view, you know :) Just this past few minutes we've been right alongside it and I've been trying desperately to get a good shot of it!



This morning as we were driving, Dad and I read from Matthew the words of Jesus... these Scriptures are so well known... but we don't seem to actually think upon them and act upon them daily...
"Do not be anxious then, saying "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "With what shall we clothe ourselves?" For all these things the Gentiles (non-christians) eagerly seek; your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Therefore, do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself." ~Matt. 6:31-34
This is basic faith-building truth showing how closely aquainted God is with us and all of our needs so that we can completely throw ourselves into His hands and seek to do His will and serve Him and work to expand His kingdom without any thought of ourselves, knowing that He will completely take care of our needs. See, it's all of the people around us who so desparately need His life, they are the ones we are trying to reach-- we who trust in Jesus know that we have eternal security, but all those around us do not! So let us turn our eyes to God and others and get them off ourselves and our own concerns. :) *Easier said then done! haha* But God will help us to do that! :)
This seems to be a good place to end this post--
entering Montreal with a glorious sunset taking over the skies.... so beautiful!


God bless you all and keep clinging to Jesus!
I hope to keep you posted with the happenings! :)
In Christ, Miriam

1 comment:

Victoria said...

You know what's really funny? I've been thinking about that verse ever since Sunday.

Really, I was wondering what on earth I should do. I'm not living at home, and have been unable to find an apartment yet.

God just spoke to me, and said why are you worrying about all that? I was like, "gee, I don't know..." haha... If God loves us so incredibly much, He will no doubt lavish us with blessings. I am blessed. I don't have to worry either! =]