Friday, March 6, 2009

On Peaks and Valleys...

I appreciate your continued prayer for me to be able to speak at both services on Sunday. It is always a wonderful privilege and honor to share God's word with the body of Christ.
Like many of us, I've been through lots of peaks and valleys in this life. The word of God has a lot to teach us about both peaks AND valleys. We love being on the peaks...that's always thrilling, exciting, wonderful when all things just seem to be going "right". But, "right" to us is not always the same as right to God. God has much more in store for our lives than just standing on a peak screaming, "I'm the king of the world!".
You have probably noticed that peaks don't provide a lot of room for others and, if we stay there too long, maintaining that position can become a very selfish endeavor. This is why God allows us to have valley experiences. It seems that true growth, maturity, character development, sense of compassion, the real meaning and depth of the things of God are discovered when we find ourselves in the dark valleys of life.
It's my prayer that this message will help us to understand why we must go through these valleys, and how we can grow in our relationship with God....emerging out of the dark valleys as a well sharpened instrument whose life is given to serve the living God and all that is good and truly right.
May all of our lives be inspired through God's great love as exemplified through the sacrifice of the Son. That that same love would flow through our spiritual veins embracing our families and our loved ones, and out even to the uttermost parts of the earth.


Anonymous said...

I love you.
Craig Rogers

Nicole and Naseem Aboudaher said...

Wish I could be there to watch and support you Kit!! Love you! YOU are my inspiration!

Lee and Renee said...

You are amazing! thank you so very much for your love!

Anonymous said...

You can count on us!!
We will never stop praying for you!
Lord...give Kit extra strenght to touch many more lives this Sunday!
See you there!
Love you
Valeria Strand

Anonymous said...

Amen for the mountains, the peaks, and the valleys!

Patricia Snyder

Anonymous said...

WE ARE HERE, ON ISLAND! We will be there to soak in the message you are giving to all. So much prayer goes out to you. We such thank God for using you to help us. I always know what you are saying but just need help, we feel like the little lambs.
Love Sharon

Joe and Karen said...

Kit--You were AWESOME today--your finest hour!! Just when I think you couldn't shine any brighter, there you go again!! What a privilege to hear you teach this morning. You comforted our hearts so deeply. Thanks for making real again God's wonderful lifegiving truth. You are the best brother. Thanks for holding our hand thru the Valley of the Shadow of Death...we also hold yours.
Much love always.

Liza's Eyeview said...

I agree with Karen and Joe, this Sunday's teaching is your finest! It was a blessed morning with Joe leading the worship and you teaching. Thank you. We will continue to uphold you in prayers.

Janis said...

Jerry and I were able to come to the first service, your message was awesome. It was an effort but Jerry was determined not to miss your teaching. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kit,
We only get to Maui once a year, and each year we attend Hope Chapel for the 2 or 3 Sundays we are here. We must have just missed the announcement about your leukemia last year. We were so sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time. We are very thankful we were able to hear you speak this year. You ere the first person we heard speak when we came to Hope Chapel, and we've never bothered to check out any other churches since then.
Your message Sunday was excellent, God is really using you to reach lost reach lost souls. Thanks so much and we will be praying for you and your family.
We will be following your journey from our home in California.
God Bless,

Frank & Holly Silva