The Lord is teaching me so much, and I'm realizing He is taking me out of every comfort zone to do so. Even comfort zones I didn't realize I had. For that I am thankful. I'm reading Radical by David Platt and was hit with something I read today.
He was talking about the global church and how the Lord in Matthew 28 calls us to "Therefore, go and make disciples of ALL the nations...". He goes on to talk about how making disciples is quite the process. He says,
"Making disciples is not an easy process. It is trying. It is messy. It is slow, tedious, even painful at times. It is all these things because it is relational. Jesus has not given us an effortless step-by-step formula for impacting nations for his glory. He has given us people, and he has said, 'Live for them. Love them, serve them, and lead them. Lead them to follow me, and lead them to lead others to follow me. In the process you will multiply the gospel to the ends of the earth."
At times it's hard here in Honduras with the girls and the language barrier. A lot of these girls have literally been dragged through hell and back, and I hate to fathom what else they have been through. They don't trust people easily but I am thankful they have chosen to let me in. That is not to say that everything is easy and smooth. They have a lot of issues. But when I read this I realized, yes sometimes its hard and painful to get them to let you in, but its worth every second. It's not supposed to be easy, it's a process, with its ups and downs alike. I am thankful for a faithful Saviour that never fails and never leaves, and always sustains. I'm thankful He is the ultimate restorer. I pray that for these girls.