Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
I am falling for these Celtic nations more and more. I always knew that whenever I came here there was a good chance that would happen.
As I have learned how to drive a bit better and not so terribly focused on everything little thing I am doing I have been able to relax a bit it take things in around me better. This has seemed bring a bit more enjoyment to the trip. So since I last wrote a blog I had a couple more day's in Wales.
I have continued to make some great relationships with folks there. I had some great divine appointments and times of prayer with people. The Lord has His way as I was able to encourage and speak into some lives as well as have them bless me. The longer I was in Wales the more my heart started getting stirred for this little nation that carries so much revival history. Something that I have seen, experienced and history tells us is one of the main oppositions to "revival" is the "spirit of religion". I am careful to what I call religious as I think sometimes we can be wrong and call something religious just because it does not look like what I would called "freedom". But at the same time there is so much "religion" in these places where there was once revival. As I walked around and saw all these people around me I got to thinking that if they where from this area that somewhere in their family line a few generations back the likelihood of revival effecting their family was great. There is revival in their DNA. Again it does not seem like the hinderance to "revival" is the unsaved and the world it would seem the main hinderance to seeing it happen again is the religious. But oh God is bigger then that! It's happened before!!! The more stories I heard of this nations while I was there the more I want to come back! I did not get near the time I would want there. This journey is one of scouting things out for me, being led by the Lord and moving onto the next place and seeing what God is doing there. Now I just need to come back and spend time in certain places. Making longer investments. Seriously if God asked me to I think I could come and give some real time to this. But I still have important current assignments from the Lord where I am at. I have no intentions of doing anything different unless He speak!
As I drove to Scotland it was a 7 hour drive I pondered these thins a lot. The first few days I was here I was questioning if my heart would connect. It was a bit of a mystery for me. But as I drove from Wales to Scotland my heart was stirred in a greater way and I found myself being more and more convinced that I would connect and invest in a greater way in the future.
The Lord blessed me with some beautiful weather. The GPS took me a different way then I thought I was going to go and I ended up off the main motorway and on some back roads for awhile that gave me a longer trip but well worth the scenery. Then as I drove into Scotland I was kinda freaking out. Rolling green hills with stone buildings off in the distance with sheep scattered about. Ahhhhh yes!!!! But then I got into Glasgow I was a bit overwhelmed by the city and streets and I wanted to turn around and go back to the hills. I will just camp out in some abandon stone building. Sneak in a old church or something. I quite like those old graveyards, I think I would be perfectly comfortable hanging out there among the majestic tombstones that are so old you can't tell who is buried there. I am drawn to those places as I imagine the lives of those who once lived in these lands. I think I would prefer that then the hustle and bustle of the streets. But I need both the graves tell a story but the living are the inheritance and where the revival is!
I am staying in the city of Glasgow with my friends Todd and Ruth Weller who are YWAM'ers from Maui but Ruth is Scottish so they live here for now. Once again its very nice to be in a home with people that love Jesus.
Yesterday I drove two hours to me meet a pastor who drove two hours (we met in middle). It was a great connection and I think something may happen in the future. He is a pastor of an Elim Church which is kinda like the Assemblies of God. Then on the way home I went the long way around the coast and that was great. Today its pouring rain and I am catching up on a few things before going out tonight with Todd and Ruth. I am hoping it clears up in the next couple days I have here.
So one thing is I returned my car today as I won't be needing it here anymore. I got charged so much more money then I thought. The guy that talked me into the upgrade because it was better on fuel was very misleading. I think I am paying like $400 more then I thought I was going to be. I am so bummed!!! I wrote the car rental company but I don't know if they will do anything. If not I need more provision thats for sure. I will not be talked into an upgrade in the future even in they do tell me I will save more on fuel. Sheesh!!!!
So more of Scotland to come!!!
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward