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March 1, 2022




 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:1-2
WORSHIP - A Mission - A Sacrifice
We are not known for worship leading
and if we're honest, it's not comfortable to lead it! But since when has God called us to comfort? Ha! We love to worship...and Maybe God is training us for something unexpected...only He knows.
In this pioneering season we are leading our team in worship, and it was our main part for our YWAM team retreat this past weekend. It was so good to get away from our tiny living space for a bit, stretch out and have room to breathe, to pray, seek the Lord and enjoy each other and some quiet spaces. The Lord really provided a sweet getaway for us all.

It has been a season of waiting again - waiting to travel - since our suburban is still in the shop - and the (SONS) navigation school was delayed until recently, thankfully it has begun! 
The Lord knows best and we trust in His perfect timing with all these things. Waiting is not always easy yet we know complaining doesn't do us any good, it may even cause the delay to be extended, because maybe the Lord is working on our patience.
Character building and the process, the journey and the road are just as important as any finish line! Because the fruit of our trusting is... perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:4 
 Sometimes, God gives us insight when we look back to see how it was His grace that kept us from leaving the country, or opening a new door. Its a faith walk that we get to live this life with the Lord leading the way, His ways are not always clear, but kind of murky! But no matter what our understanding tells us - He is good, in control, and knows best! And we are so grateful! I hope that it encourages you like it does me! 

This is the cry of our hearts to the Lord in this season
emphasis from Isaiah 66:19

We are in a place of constant pouring out and in that we need replenishing more often. From the Lord, the well of living water, and also rest physically and mentally and in every way! We appreciate your prayers as we push forward in all the things life requires of us now.
It may seem small in the grandness
of what is going on in the world. 
But we trust He cares for each of us and
our needs are not burdensome to Him.
He still wants to hear from you as well. Nothing is insignificant to the Lord.
As our Father, He wants us to come to Him, raw and real, excited or sad. As we lift up Ukraine, words are hard. I find myself seeing and longing to help but know that we can only help by praying at this point. So, we hold on to the hope we have in Jesus! He has a plan, He is in control, and we can rest in that.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

~ Blessings from the Bailey crew ~

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