SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD
Look at all that fantastic food! Goat, chicken, greens, chapati, ugali... mmmmm!
I had the privilege to meet a wonderful family at the library of all places, from Kenya. Meeting them that day was a divine appointment. Seriously. That particular day I was planning on taking the children to the library early, right after Ava's soccer practice. I was bummed to find out that Wanda, and Charlton took both sets of van keys with them to work... and they carpooled in the car, not the van. So I was stuck at home, and frustrated. But my hero of a husband made a stop at our house (with the firetruck and crew) and dropped off the keys. I have the best husband ever!! But let me not get off track. So, the children and I finally were able to head out, and the timing was perfect. God's timing is perfect. And that day, I met my new friend.
They moved to Kentucky, from Kenya, so Mary's husband could attend The University Of Kentucky. Mary and I hit it off right away. We are very close in age, and our children are close in age. We both love Kenya (clearly). But most importantly, we share a passion for Jesus.
This past weekend we were invited over for an authentic Kenyan meal/cooking lesson. What a blessing. Who would have thought I'd learn about African cuisine in the middle of Kentucky? The food was delicious, and I picked up some great cooking tips. I also had the opportunity to see what cooking utensils, spices, and teas are the best.
Women really do bond in the kitchen. Mary invited her friend over, who lives in the same apartment community. Her friend is from Kenya as well, and was an encouragement to my soul. After just meeting one another, the spiritual conversation we shared was wonderful. Like I've known her for years. It is so true that the Kingdom of God has no nationality, or economic lines.
I just want to encourage everyone who reads this, that God is in control. Keep seeking His will for your life. If God leads you to it, He will see you through it. Whatever you are being convicted to surrender, or wherever you feel God is telling you to go. Do it. Go. Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness. It may not be easy, but it is worth it.