Wednesday, February 21, 2018


copyright(c) 2018 Daneille Gray Snowden


       Article in Jasper Co. News Eagle Feb. 2018 (In IL)  

By the Holy Spirit through His Daughter ~Daneille
“You’re blessed when you stay on course,
    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.
You’re blessed when you follow his directions,
    doing your best to find him.
That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;
    you walk straight along the road he set.
You, God, prescribed the right way to live;
    now you expect us to live it.
Oh, that my steps might be steady,
    keeping to the course you set;
Then I’d never have any regrets
    in comparing my life with your counsel.
I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;
    I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.
I’m going to do what you tell me to do;
    don’t ever walk off and leave me.”  Ps. 119:1,2
After Jesus appealed to Jarius a religious leader to come heal his sick daughter; something happened along the way. 
WHEN? Along the way, the journey or the path! In the midst of travelling from point A to point B. Something happened! 
I don’t care how old each of us are; this has to be reapplied often to our lives, doesn’t it? It could be a short trip to the grocery store; a 4 year journey of college education, or for us; on the JOURNEY TO MINISTERING IN AFRICA as we raise support here in the United States.  At times, the journey to point B is quick, then at other times; it is long, lonely and drearisome.

The scripture above; towards the end, the Psalmist writes: “I’ve learned the pattern of your righteous ways.”   By learning the ‘Pattern of His Ways’, is seeing how He reveals His Holy Character, that dispels Hope and Strength. His Ways leave lasting fruit in souls, along with miracles unfolding in lives (including our own). 
What happened along the way? A DELAY!  “A certain delay brought great blessings and deliverance to one desperate woman, but a devastating blow to an anxious father.”  {S. Larson}
Mark 5:25-36
“And a woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things of many physicians….came in the crowd behind, and touched his garmentshe felt in her body that she was healed of her plague. 30 And straightway Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power proceeding from him had gone forth, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched my garments?
..he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
35 While he yet spake, they come from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher any further? 36 But Jesus, [j]not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe.”

I am pretty sure Jairus would have liked for Jesus to ‘make-haste!’ There is just no time for anything; this is life and death…my daughter’s life!  Yet, Jesus stopped; for one little lady; who was considered as a ‘nobody’ to many. He healed her body, and encouraged her heart. What a lesson to be applied for every one of us!

As we are walking seemingly, a rather long journey of raising support; God has connected us with hundreds of precious men, woman and children. We have been deeply touched, and even changed by so many –as we have walked this journey.  Also, God has taken us on paths to individuals that needed God’s Love in various forms. At the grocery store, on the streets in a city, in churches, our neighborhood, and in homes. Praying with brothers and sisters, the homeless, sick and hurting is our daily routine.
YET; we are trying to get to AFRICA!

I shared this story once before; a seasoned missionary lady, Velma Hardig stopped me and said to me; “When God is finished with you in Newton (in the U.S.) you will be in Africa.” This has WIDENED the eyes of my heart; I find myself looking everywhere with my spiritual eyes at everyone I see and hear. I want to be “The Hands & Feet of Jesus” here as well as in Africa.

Many are asking when we are leaving for Africa. I want to tell them; “In a few weeks!” Who knows, that may happen! But, I don’t know when for sure. I know it will be soon. We are getting closer each week. We are over ¾ through the fund raising process.  Meanwhile, we want to STOP as Jesus did along the Journey; “…walking steadily on the road revealed by God.” {From the passage above.}

Pray for us; for our strength to ‘STAY THE COURSE’ - With the Mind of Christ, walking steadily in the Spirit. We get tired, but: “Greater is He that is in me…”  Right? “His strength is made perfect in weakness!” 

Author Daneille Gray Snowden
Ordained Minister
Missionary to Mozambique with
One Mission Society
Married to Rev. Brad Snowden
3 children; Nathan (in the U.S. Navy),
Felecia (Sophomore @Valley Forge Univ.)
Tabitha (sophomore in high school)
BA in Cross Cultural Communications

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