So, last night we lost our game as I told you in my blog yesterday. After the game, something really cool happened!! In Polkowice we have a tradition of giving our fans high fives as they gather around the court after each game. I am going through the line to shake our fans hands after the game and all of a sudden I hear "Go Liberty Flames". I was so caught off guard, and I started looking around to see who it could be. Sure enough there was a guy wearing a Liberty Flames sweatshirt. I came back and talked to him after I was done going through the line. I found out he and his wife and 2 kids have been in Lubin (10 min from me) for a year and a half as workers. They teach English in Lubin. Crazy connection, but it was through my sister Moriah running into a person who had worked at Liberty University at the hospital while working that this connection was possible. Moriah told the lady she had a sister playing in Poland. The woman said that she had some friends in Poland. Come to find out these people are teaching English to one of our photographers for CCC (the team I play on). They had no clue how they would find out where I played. They decided to ask the photographer guy what American's were on CCC Polkowice's team, when they found out he was affiliated with my team. The guy went on to tell him I was on the team. I mean what are the chances that they work 10 minutes from where I live. So, they came to the game last night.
Today I met up with them at church. God is good! It was so nice to be able to fellowship with fellow believers. The speaker had a message planned, but felt the Holy Spirit leading him in another direction, and so he shared this poem:
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?” The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”
Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson
How many of us have known this to be true? I know I have! God is AMAZING. He promises He will never give us more than we can handle, and what a great reminder. Remember that when you are going through trials and harships, Jesus is there willing to carry you if you will let Him.
After church I went out to eat the the family and another lady from the church, and then I hung out at their apartment for a little bit. We played Wii, which I will admit I am a bit rusty on, but it was FUN J. I thank the Lord for a wonderful off day. I stopped at Tesco (grocery store) on the way home to stock up on a few things for this week.
Tomorrow we have two practices again, and then our next game is Wednesday. I pray that you all would have a blessed week ahead!
Verse of the Day:
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
— Matthew 5:14
My Utmost For His Highest:
"Holiness is the balance between my nature and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ."
We need to be seeking the Lord and His guidance daily. Left to ourselves, we will never be able to consistently do what is right. When our focus is on the Lord, then we are more inclined to be in tune with Him and seek Him. What are your struggles, fears, or concerns? We need to turn everything over to the Lord!