We are back on the road! It is so exciting to be back. There is a strange joy that overwhelms us when we know that we are doing what God wants us to do. It makes no sense...we were once again leaving the comforts of home and stability yet somehow God made us/makes us happy because of it. Crazy.
Although we are happy to be back on the road, we cannot pretend like the difficulties are not already beginning to seep in. We have been in Colorado Springs for 3 days now. We have spent much of it before God, asking him to lead us in the direction that he would have us go. We asked guidance from the people who live in the area. When we went to all of the places that they sent us, we did not feel pulled towards any of them. We have driven throughout the city begging God to show us where the people are that He would have us talk to. Today we walked along a creek that runs beneath a few small overpasses. The creek is filled with trash and footprints. We were told that some people once gathered under there who were followers of witchcraft. After about an hour of walking and looking, we found 2 sites that single homeless people probably live at...but nobody was home.
Doors have been shut over and over again. We are still trying to hear his voice. We are aware of the fact that there are people all around Colorado Springs. We could walk up and share the love of Christ with any of them. However, we believe that God has us here for certain people. We are of no influence to the people that are not ready to hear. There are people here who God has prepared for us....whose soil is good for the seed that he wants to plant through our lives. We are trying to be "led by the holy spirit" as Paul was throughout his journey. We are not trying to force any moves....and that is so hard. Our hearts are ready to serve but our God wants us to be patient.
"Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with complete patience and teaching." 2 Tim. 4:2
So, join us in prayer as we seek to serve. :)