Back Home

Sheela and I reached home safely and happily to a joyous welcome from our children. After catching up with lost sleep there’s so much that needs attending to here.  The children have been hard at work harvesting the wheat crop, by hand with sickles. As a thunderstorm built up the Lord heard our prayers and stopped the rain, which would have ruined the crop.

For me, it’s good to be home. At first my flesh didn’t like the heat, power going off all the time, mosquitos, food…. etc.  , but, you know what?  who cares what our flesh likes or dislikes!  Stuff it.  Live for Jesus, that’s what matters.  The Kingdom is wherever the King is. Wherever He leads us, that’s the Kingdom of God, and His Kingdom is not food or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

3 Responses to “Back Home”

  1. Jamie Says:

    Ian, I know it had to feel really strange being home after being gone so long, and i’m sure the kids made it all worthwhile. Our electricity went out thirty minutes today and I complained; my husband had to work today and I complained. All this while being in the Kingdom, as you put it. I am so glad God loves me and gives me room for my humanity– even though the conviction comes a lot faster these days. This because we are healthy and growing!

    “”His Kingdom is not food or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.””

    This is the strength that picks us up and moves us past our momentary agitations.

  2. Catrina Says:

    Glad you and Sheela made it home safe Ian.

    Ian said:
    “The Kingdom is wherever the King is. Wherever He leads us, that’s the Kingdom of God, and His Kingdom is not food or drink but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

    This is one of the best statements I have heard in a long time. Yes, wherever Jesus places us, that’s the best and most advantageous place for us to be. Even if our flesh is suffering where He leads us, there’s still His joy and peace in the midst of it.

  3. ianvincent Says:

    Thanks sisters. Yes, His Kingdom is being in His good and perfect will. If we seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, then we can’t miss it / Him, can’t miss being in His perfect will and plan for our lives.

    BTW, i have been helping in the harvesting, so has Sheela. Another thunderstorm came overhead last night and again our Lord had mercy on us. The crop is nearly in. It’s not a big crop, but it may supply our bread and rotis/chappatis for a year.

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