As many of you begin to read my blogs or have read my blogs in the past at followmapenzi.tumblr.com, you know that I tend to write a lot about fitness… It seems that the Lord really shows up when I am running.
I found that when I am at my weakest moment of the workout or the run, He tends to remind me every time that my strength is found in Him.
The past year has been full of changes for Sean and I not only in marriage, but also in allowing the Lord to do what He does best, take full control of our lives. We both had different plans, as well as had a love for Africa (Kenya) and the people, but we could have never imagined that He would of called us to the field full time to serve Him wholeheartedly among the people in Kenya. Everyday we are reminded by each other of Gods grace and his kindness. We both were willing to do it alone and then God gifted us with one another. The Lord took both of us to make us one, so we could be a stronger cord together. He put us together, so we could serve and represent what it means to love one another like God intended husband and wife to love.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss Kenya because I do. I am absolutely honored to have the time at home and see family especially the mama J A girl always misses her mama, but am also eager to get back.
Kenya is our home. It is where we know the Lord has us and at times I struggle with the everyday life of America especially with so much time I have had on my hands lately.
But, everyday the Lord reminds me not to give up. To strive, to work hard and more importantly to continuously pray.
One more thing, I wanted to encourage each and every one of you to keep your eyes on the Lord and never give up. I would like to share my devotional yesterday:
“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16
‘Have you encountered a snag in your life?...a lost relationship, rejection from a school or job, financial hardship or maybe simply a lack of determination. You might be praying for God to give you the strength to get back on your feet. But do you know how powerful God is? Instead of limiting your rescue to a level you understand, have faith and believe that God has a plan beyond returning you to ground zero. Through God, you have the capability to excel way beyond your limits. Jot down a goal that you think is impossible then watch God’s plan unfold.’
Radiating HIS Love Everyday,