Monthly Archives: May 2014

Go with God

The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.   Genesis 12:1 NLT

First steps are critical.  First steps are applauded.  They are remembered.   Just as a parent watches with joy, the first steps her toddler takes, so God, watches each of us as we embark on the unknown journey’s of our lives.  One step at a time.

Obedience.  Step-step.  One foot out, here comes the other… Without hesitation or forethought of where it might lead.

That’s what Abram did.  The Bible states in verse 4, “So Abram departed…”

When God speaks to us–often we take a practical approach.  The human understanding approach.  The common sense approach.

We make a list.  While lists are not bad… in the process of making the list, we can often turn aside to our own devices.  We sort through what God said as if we were sorting through the mail–and we take the parts that make most sense…and then…we consult the accountant…or the neighbor… or the friend.

I’m not against “consulting”.  I am actually all for it.  So is the Bible. But too often I think we consult those who may not understand–and therefore they give us the idea that — “maybe we heard wrong–or, maybe we are acting in haste”…

I’m very careful on who I consult with regarding my “God journey’s”.  I learned the hard way.  There are those who “get it”…and those who don’t.

If you have a dream–or a vision that you believe God is directing you to, the first thing (in my opinion), just say “yes”.  Then allow God to walk you through the process.  Consult those who can lead you in the right direction–in taking the steps necessary to get you from point A to point B….and go with God.

There is an exciting journey ahead.  Along the way–you may become discouraged–even think you didn’t hear correctly. TRUST the Voice you heard.  

Obedience is key–God will grow you, mold you, re-make you all along the way.  Take note of all the things you learn.  Keep a journal.  There is significance in every step.  

And… Go with God.

Photo credit:  Beverly Buchholtz 2013

© 2014 Angie Knight- The Knightly News. All rights reserved.

All For The Commission

We recently had our first “annual” color-paint “Running for Souls” 5K race.  What a day.

Carol Rudd supervised and orchestrated the entire event.  (She is an amazing missionary and friend!)  We had a great time meeting each week planning and laying out all the needs and possibilities for the day…then the day came…when the rubber soles of sneakers hit the asphalt pavement for souls in Bolivia.

That’s what we are about.  Bolivia is our current country assignment.  With hope and anticipation, I look for God to add another country assignment soon.  But for now, we are there.  Well, not literally (yet), but in every other sense, we are.  We are working hard this year to raise money to buy Bibles, supplies, bricks to build the church, and will take donations from you in any amount!  $10 will help buy Bibles!  $50 will buy bricks!    We leave in just a few short months…time is ticking…

 We are running…we are golfing…we are having yard sales and facebook sales–some are doing home repairs, barn building, roof laying, you name it and there are those on our team doing it for missions.

All to share Jesus Christ with those who don’t know Him.  All for another soul for the Kingdom of God.

We are active here and there.  Don’t get twisted up thinking this group of people only do foreign missions.  There is a heart for the lost everywhere here amongst us…in us.

 It was a colorful day…

Determination ran…

For souls…

 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28:18-20 KJV

© 2014 Angie Knight- The Knightly News. All rights reserved.

Attainable Stars

iPhone Screenshot 2A commercial came on the other night–and the music was neat, and I had been hearing it without seeing it.

So after about the third round of this particular “app” commercial–I watched–absorbed.

At the end I thought, “How cool! I think I’ll download the app”, so I proceeded to download.  When it finished, I opened it, expected to “see”…but all I saw was my living room ceiling.

“You dummy”, I said to myself….”you gotta go outside!”

But rather than leave my cozy nest on the couch, I set about exploring the app.  

I clicked on “STARS”….

“To see the stars you must pay the price.”  That statement popped then rolled in my head the instant I saw the price beside the stars…

Well, I’m not one to just “click” on every single interesting app.  If it’s free…and has good reviews, then I likely will…this one wasn’t fully free.  But it had good reviews.

“To see the stars you must pay the price”.

I want to see the stars…not just the kind that roll around Sylvester the cat when he gets conked on the head…but the stars that only God can bring about in our lives.

There is something special about gazing up in the black velvet sky–and seeing all these twinkling, blinking lights, billions of miles away–and remembering The Creator.

You are not here by chance.  I am not typing this by chance.  But by a careful orchestration of events of my life and yours.

I thought the “thought” of the stars this week…and even shared it twice this week…and God knew both times who and how it would affect me, as well as the listener.  “To see the stars you must pay the price”.

So, Listener.  How did it affect you?

Is there something so “far out of reach” that  you think it’s unattainable?  It’s not.

The Bible says “with God, all things are possible.”  (Matthew 19:26)

In 2009 Tiffany Stuart bought me a card–it was significant.  She wrote in it and sealed it up in November of 2009, but didn’t mail it until January 2010.  The significance is what was happening at both times.  In November, I began praying about something that would alter my course.  In January I acted on what I believed God was saying.  Her words in pen came on the very day of my action.  His message of confirmation.

The front cover of the card was a girl “reaching for the stars”

I began to do just that…on tip-toe I reach up–for more of Him.  His calling on my life, His direction to follow, and His word in my heart–ready to share at any time–with anyone.

One of my biggest encouragers, Connie Haile, sent me this picture: 

Is there a “dream” you are dreaming…

Perhaps it seems as distant as the stars…

Yesterday I was compelled to send a message to 3 birdie friends… 

“reach for the stars…follow that dream”

I didn’t send the message because I stayed busy at work…but today….

I’ve arrived home–sitting on my porch, looking up at the sky and imagining the stars...

They are attainable.

Matthew 17:20; Mark 10:27; Luke 1:37;  Hebrews 11:6.

© 2014 Angie Knight- The Knightly News. All rights reserved.