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There is an open heaven in Haiti and we who follow Jesus need to respond. I, for one am overwhelmed and trying to figure out how I’ll respond.   As I fought between feeling inadequate and proceeding with faith this morning, I got up at 4:30 to pray. Here is what he shared with me from…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
There is an open heaven in Haiti and we who follow Jesus need to respond. I, for one am overwhelmed and trying to figure out how I’ll respond.
 
As I fought between feeling inadequate and proceeding with faith this morning, I got up at 4:30 to pray. Here is what he shared with me from Hebrews 10:32-39.
  • Stand your ground even in the face of opposition.
  • Don’t throw away your confidence.
  • Persevere and do the will of God.
  • Don’t shrink back.
  • Have faith.
How will you respond? 

Comments (9)

  • As I was praying for my family in Haiti this morning the Lord reminded me of their desperation for Him. Why is their an open heaven, revival happening in a nation that has been so far from God for so long. Because now, in this time of disaster, they are desperate for God. Desperate for their every need, really desperate.
    God asked me when was the last time I was really desperate??
    Have I relied on my own abilities more than God? Have I relied on the medical community more than God?? Have I relied on my family or friends more than God.
    Today I am feeling very desperate for God for my every need.
    I am praying for Haiti and when God wants me to go. I want to go, not because the open heaven, but because God calls us to love and go and bear our brothers and sisters burdens. I want to go and pray, and touch and listen and above all else just love. Love them, cry with them and rejoice that now in this moment of desperation there is an open heaven over Haiti.

    Thank you Jesus!!

  • I’ve been thinking a lot lately how God took the Word and made the world. There was nothing there, no substance, nothing. But when God spoke, the world appeared…out of nowhere.

    Faith is the substance of things not seen. Faith brings about what we cannot see and brings forth what is not there. You’re advancing, Seth, keep moving in faith just like you are and something will come from nothing. I know it. I know it in my bones.

    This is exactly how I’m approaching Ohio for Orphans. Nothing’s there right now, but in faith, we’ll bring forth that which is not there…

    I love this tribe of faith.

  • Amen to all this – love what God showed you and all the comments here too. keep on, Seth. Looking forward to being there myself soon… You’ve taken steps of faith – and that’s where God begins to reveal the next step … keep on… love what Gabe says. God created by His spoken Word. And so do we. Be faithful to speak the dream to pastors, churches, and individuals here. God will send all the tribes that are needed… (funny that i sent you a quick note last night along the same lines as Tim – you eat an elephant one bite at a time!!) Let’s do what He’s called us to and then watch as God rains down His answers on Haiti from this open heaven…

  • Anyone who wants to talk to me about going to Haiti… feel free to connect with me at [email protected]. The team of bloggers who went down were not associated with AIM… so if you are compelled to respond but want to talk to someone outside of the organization in your discernment process… I’m just tossing it out there that I’m willing to talk to you.

    I want to echo Seth’s words: Have faith.

  • When I prayed about going to Haiti I heard the LORD say he was going to change my life forever.so Ive been working hard to get there since.I suspect for me hes going to do some healing.To me this is so like him.When our hearts are broken open by the tragedies in this world the Lord JESUS pours himself out of us to help and we benefit.We all know we have a part,and elephant sounds tasty!
    Hugh

  • This question has been haunting me all day. How will I respond? I’m going, in a couple of weeks. I’ve been giving, and will continue to. I’m praying, and will continue to pray.
    But how do you respond adequately to something so cataclysmic? How do you truly embody Christ’s love and pour it out in response to something like this? When and what is enough? Is anything? I know I am not adequate to do anything, but Christ through me and others going and doing is.

    I haven’t gone yet, but through prayer and following the news and trip you guys made last week, this has shaken me to the core more than anything else. If I’m honest the only real fear I have is how rocked my world is going to be when I return.

    I guess the only real response is to stay open and ready to whatever God calls us to and asks us to do.

  • hey seth

    can’t imagine how over whelming this all is. but as my grandpap used to say ” you can’t eat a elephant all in one bite” when the time is right more will be reveeled

    tim

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