♕ Today's Promise: "Even if the fig tree does not blossom, And there is no fruit on the vines, If the yield of the olive fails, And the fields produce no food, Even if the flock disappears from the fold, And there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will triumph in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation." Habakkuk 3:17-18
~ Sara in Turkey
Hello Brides, I just want to praise my Heavenly Husband for His amazing work in my life and through my life.
Before I start I need to confess that I always felt insecure in my life regarding who I am or what I can do, it was only after coming to this Ministry that I was set free of these misconceptions. Now I know that is not because of who I am or what I know but because of Who is in my life, He who can use a fool like me to work amazing things for His glory.
Since I came to RMI, my heart was always to the Turkish people, I didn't come here as my friends did, as missionaries, or as "M" as we call here because of the dangers. I didn't come here with my heart open to share His truth, no, I came here blind and in darkness, but He used it for good and called me also to serve the people in this nation.
That's why when I first contact the Ministry to help with translation, I asked if I could do this in Turkish. I had no idea what I have done, but He definitely was working in me and through me. It took three years for the book to be translated, proofed, and finally published.
Looking back I had no idea that it would take all this time and had no idea what I needed to go through to finally surrender and let Him use me. But today I can see that each detail, each delay, each trial was working not only for my good but also for the good of the Turkish Ministry.
I always felt that the book was just the beginning, that as soon as it would be complete many more things would begin as well. To tell you the truth I never expected a positive response regarding the book, but as the news are traveling through the country, I see how people are excited to finally be able to help those who are hopeless, and how they are embracing His radical truth, and how He brings women that are not married, or not in a crisis but are on fire to learn and share the truth with others as well.
This is ALL Him. I could never imagine that three years ago, I would be able to live what I am living now, to see and contemplate from a front-row seat, the blessings that He is bringing to this country.
It reminds me of Biblical times when the Apostles traveled from city to city, many of them here in this country, and now, we are doing the same. I am able to give books not only to women but also to churches who are interested in the books, and some are also interested in the translation of the men's resources as well.
All of it began with just me, and I am sure that what He is going to do is bigger than I could ever imagine. I want to encourage you to build bridges. If you feel you are alone, or if women are not interested to hear what you have to share just continue to record the vision, even if now you don't see the fruits.
For a long time, I didn't see anything happening, no, it is not easy, but He has the appointed time for things to happen. Continue to sow, continue to water, and He will give the growth, and you will be able to see the fruits. This I can testify not only by looking at the Turkish Ministry but also the other RMI Ministries. Take heart and don't give up!
Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run." Habakkuk 2:2
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us..." Ephesians 3:20
"Even if the fig tree does not blossom, And there is no fruit on the vines, If the yield of the olive fails, And the fields produce no food, Even if the flock disappears from the fold, And there are no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will triumph in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18
"...But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong" 1 Corinthians 1:27