Thursday, May 20, 2010

a declaration.

You, Oh God, are the end that bleeds into eternity.
In a moment of forgetting Who leads,
When the anxiousness of my mind slips into my heart,
During the moments where I let go of Your hand
and attempt to build on a foundation of self
Your grace sweeps me back into the place of rest
Where You extend to me peace like a river
and I move only by the current of Your Spirit.



Monday, May 17, 2010

...one year later.

One year ago today, I moved back to Montgomery with plans to leave in 6 months. Well, needless to say, I'm still here.

And I'm rejoicing.

["He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things." Psalm 107:7-9]
I have experienced God in ways I didn't know before and have seen him exercise his love and grace in my life in ways that have forever changed me. I am radiant over the goodness of the Lord and expectant of what He will write in this next chapter. If there's anything I've learned...He's a much better writer than me.

Friday, May 7, 2010

HK.

Hong Kong Time Lords from Euan Preston on Vimeo.



Some of you know this, but for those of you who do not I have an opportunity to spend 6 weeks in HONG KONG this summer! I am absolutely ecstatic about finally making my way to "the orient" and investing in the lives of college students as they teach english and share life with a hundred or so middle and high school Chinese students. My role is being a leader for an amazing team of American college students from all over the US...I get to serve students and encourage them on their journey AND engage with the people of HK...how great is that!?

God is funny. If one of those jobs I really wanted somewhere else had worked out I would not have this opportunity to go and do something that is such a desire of my heart and I am so confident that this is where God wants me from June 29th-August 8th. My heart is to see people awaken to grace, and what they are passionate about and do it to the glory of God. That's what I'm going to get to see during my 6 weeks in Asia and I could not be more excited!

In order to go, I'm raising support (and working extra!) if you'd like to support me (or just know more about what I'm doing/who I'm going with) please shoot me an email and I can get you hooked up! email: rachbeers09@gmail.com

I will be sharing my journey right here during my time there...so be sure to check it for updates!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

decide.

to dream.
to go.
to stay.
to take it.
to believe.
to write.
to overcome.
to care.
to love.
to help.
to give.
to stop.
to speak.
to let go.
to hold on.
to ask.
to be free.


It may sound too simple, but we all are one decision away from the things we thought were impossible or from performing one small act that seems unimportant, but could change the course of someones day.

Or maybe life.


decide.

then do it.

for the good.