Today I’m introducing you to my first anonymous guest. We’re calling her Catherine Brown, which is, of course, not her real name. She agreed to come on the show as long as I could keep her identity private. She tells the story of a vision God gave her about taking a group of Muslim women rock climbing. Her response was, “Ok, God. Here am I, send me.” Now, Catherine and her husband are preparing to move across the world to a primarily Muslim country in North Africa where they will serve with a rock climbing ministry.
IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT TEMPTED TO FIGURE OUT ALL THE STEPS BEFORE SAYING YES TO YOUR DREAM, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this interview, Catherine talks about the early stages of saying yes to a dream, even when she had lots of unanswered questions and fears about the outcome. She shares about the mental game of rock climbing and how it feels when we face our fears. In preparing to leave, God has asked them to trust Him as their provider; and she explains how He’s made this aspect of His character very real to them.
There’s more to the vision God gave her, the journey to saying yes to go, and all they’ve learned along the way. I’m so excited for you to hear this conversation!
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Adventures in Saying Yes by Carl & Christ Medearis
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
~ Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV)
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
~ Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman
and the planter by the one treading grapes.
New wine will drip from the mountains
and flow from all the hills,
and I will bring my people Israel back from exile.
“They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them.
They will plant vineyards and drink their wine;
they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
~ Amos 9:13-14 (NIV)
“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel:
“They’ll rebuild their ruined cities.
They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine.
They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables.
And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land.
They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.”
God, your God, says so.
~ Amos 9:13-14 (MSG)
The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”
~ John 10:3-5 (NIV)
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