Zechariah 4: 6-10 “Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final stone of the Temple in place, the people will shout: ‘May God bless it! May God bless it!’
Then another message came to me from the Lord: “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
Reading this scripture gave me hope in our new beginnings at “The Ranch”
Why does it give me hope, because we can’t rebuild this new ministry by force or on our own strength but if we rely on the spirit, it can be built. Also, we have experienced mighty mountains that have been in front of us but we have also seen these mountains leveled.
When we were trying to get the Boys Ranch started years ago, there were several mountains that appeared in front of us, but when we trusted in God and waited on HIM, He leveled those mountains.
The foundation of this ministry has been laid and it will also be completed.
A couple weeks ago we had our first Got Guts camp without boys living with us. This camp was the smallest since the first camp in 2007. But God showed us that it may be small beginnings but He is a BIG GOD!
God Blessed this camp in BIG ways. The three boys that were here made a life altering decisions. Two of them accepted Jesus and one re-dedicated his life to Jesus. They want to make better choices in their life and share Jesus with others. Please pray for Alex, Chase and Clayton as they try to change their friends and lifestyle.
How are you doing? Are you starting something new in your life? If you are, have hope that when God is in it, all things are possible!
Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”