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3M: Crucified

I am attended my organizations annual meeting in an undisclosed location (hint: Paul walked here…).  It has been a great time of reconnecting with people I don’t get to see too often.  Most days have been packed with meetings, etc, but we have also had chances to soak up some sun in the sea.

Our theme this week has been based on Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  It has been good to be reminded again the work of Christ and his obedience.

Now, by faith, I live in Christ and He in me.

This week has been more than just meetings, etc for me.  It has been a great time for me to get away and to spend time worshiping and hearing once again the call God has placed upon my life and for Him to once again to reveal the vision I believe He has for me and for the city I live in.

I have been reminded that I must be willing to experience hard times in order for this vision to become real.  I must be willing to do whatever it takes.  I must be willing to sacrifice it all.  I admit that this is hard to do sometimes.

My will and self get in the way sometimes and I’m not willing to go that extra mile.  This week I have been reminded that God’s vision is still there and that I have been called and sent to do His will.  So, even though I may face opposition (internal and external), I must be willing to do it.

I hope in the weeks and months ahead to share with you ways you can be apart of this work in Donetsk.  I’m excited.

Comments

  1. Donald Cline says:

    Hey Joe. This is Donald from North Carolina.Glad to see the work in Ukraine going well and God blessing your ministry. Could you contact me via email? I was wanting to ask you about a friend of mine in Izum that I have lost contact with. Thanks.

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