I Will Follow You

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." Mark 1:17 (NIV)
"Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you"
I will follow-Chris Tomlin

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Here is how you can help me raise $4,495 for my mission trip!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Amid the silent corpses a baby cried out—and Japan met its tiniest miracle.

On March 14, soldiers from Japan's Self-Defense Forces went door to door in Ishinomaki, a coastal town northeast of Senda, pulling bodies from homes that had been flattened by the earthquake and tsunami. More accustomed to hearing the crunching of rubble and the sloshing of mud than sounds of life, they dismissed the baby's cry as a mistake. Until they heard it again.

They made their way to a pile of debris and carefully removed fragments of wood and slate, shattered glass and rock. And then they saw her: a 4-month-old baby girl in a pink woolen bear suit.

A tidal wave literally swept the baby from her parents' arms when it hit their home on March 11. Afterward, her parents — both of whom survived the disaster — took refuge in their wrecked house, worried that their little girl was dead. Soldiers managed to reunite the baby with her overjoyed father shortly after the rescue.

"Her discovery has put a new energy into the search," a civil defense official told a local news crew. "We will listen, look and dig with even more diligence after this." Ahead of the baby's rescue, officials reported finding at least 2,000 bodies washed up on the shoreline of Miyagi prefecture. How the child survived drowning — or being crushed by fallen trees and houses — remains a mystery.

A mystery? I have a theory...God. Our awesome, mysterious and amazing God who is in control of everything! And I wonder if He has an awesome plan for this precious little baby girl..
I just thought I would share. This is such an awesome story!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The door will shut

In chemistry class we have been watching a musical movie on Noah's ark. I have learned a lot about how things might have been for Noah and his family and how difficult it was to leave everyone behind to die. We just finished the scene where Noah and his family entered the ark and were trying to convince people to join them last minute. But no one new entered and God shut the door blocking them from ever entering the ark.
It reminded me of death. Death is God's way of shutting the door. Noah couldn't reverse and open the door. It was shut. That is what death will be like. The door will shut and no one can change their lives.
We have one life to live. Our life is our once chance to live for God. Once we die, there is no going back and opening the door.

Monday, March 7, 2011

A peace that passes all understanding

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

Last night I was doing literature homework, not even thinking about Nepal when it just popped in my head. Immediately I felt a sense of peace just wash over me. It felt warm and fuzzy :) Then I just knew deep in my heart that I was going to go to Nepal and that it would all work out. I have to say that after that experience my day has been wonderful! I'm praising and thanking God for giving me His peace last night for I really have been in need of it.

Oh and I really need some prayer! This week we are starting the process of getting my passport and from what I heard it can take a long time. Well I only have like 3 months to get it so if you all would pray, and pray hard that it all gets done and sent back to me soon.

Oh and Praise be to God! I am almost to the half way point in raising funds!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Oh me of little faith!"

"And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm." Matthew 8:26

Today I got back from a women's refresher in Alabama. It was an overnight stay from Friday to Saturday. Friday night the lady singing, Kim Mclean, said God was telling her to sing a song that she had written and it was called "Oh me of little faith" and what she talked about in the song spoke to me. Lately it seems I have been feeling doubts creep in. I want to go to Nepal so bad I fear about not going and I start asking questions to myself like "What if I don't go?" and such. What she said just told me that I need to stop asking and start Praising and thanking God for what He is about to do in my life! And on top of that, this morning I was reading in my new devotional called "This day with the master" by Dennis Kinlaw, and it spoke about opening our eyes to God and seeing the blessings He has for us and that spoke to me. I need to open my eyes to the resources of Gods storehouses. I know He will get me to Nepal I just have to trust Him and open my eyes to his plan.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My blog title

"I will follow."
Why did I chose this title? Simple. After hearing the song I will follow by Chris Tomlin, I knew that was what I wanted to do. I wanted to follow Jesus every where He sent me. Though it is hard sometimes. I know I should do this or that but I don't want to or this or that person is too hard to deal with, I know I need to work with them because that is what Jesus would do. I will go where ever He sends me. I will stay when He wants me to stay. I will move when He wants me to move. I will love who He loves. I will serve who He serves. I will follow God's plan for my life...

"Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow...

All your ways are good
All your ways are sure
I will trust in you alone
Higher than my side
High above my life
I will trust in you alone
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/chris_tomlin/i_will_follow.html ]
Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you

Light unto the world
Light unto my life
I will live for you alone
You're the one I seek
Knowing I will find
All I need in you alone, in you alone

In you there's life everlasting
In you there's freedom for my soul
In you there joy, unending joy
And I will follow"

"My name is Beka and I am 16 years old. This summer I will be going on a missions trip with Reign Ministries to the country of Nepal for 6 weeks during the summer of 2011. This will be such a great opportunity for me. I have heard from so many people that mission trips change lives and that is exactly what I wish. For my life to be changed even more for the Glory of God. All of my life I have wanted to go on an adventure and what better way to go on an adventure than on an adventure for God? I cannot wait to see how God will use me and others in Nepal this summer!"