Children have a way of cutting through social niceties. I was listening to my niece. Well, I was pretending to listen to her because I was busy. One little hand touched my right cheek and another touched my left cheek as she turned my face inches from her little face.
Today we continue with the God Loves You series. Picture God placing one hand on your right cheek, another hand on your left cheek and gently turning your face inches from His. Through Wendy, He has something to tell you, and you don’t want to miss it.
Each video is less than four minutes. Feel free to play it with your eyes closed, and let God speak directly to you. You might even want to place your hands on your cheeks as a reminder to really listen. (Don’t see a video? Click here.)
It’s beautiful to be called into full-time cross-cultural work. With so much to be grateful for, we also need to make space to look at the potential risks. One of the risks is that when your “job” is God, you can unintentionally edge towards a utilitarian relationship.
Today, through Wendy, may you receive from God what you need to fan the flame of love that God has for YOU.
Wendy Scott-Penson is a Senior Philanthropy Advisor with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In this role, through prayer and encouragement, she has the opportunity to invest in the lives of donors as they invest in Bible translation.
The spiritual gift of encouragement or exhortation has consistently been revealed as one of Wendy’s central traits. This has been confirmed both through official channels such as gifts assessments, and through informal interactions with colleagues, family and friends.
Wendy’s interest in encouragement has been intensified as she co-parents her three children, all of whom experienced trauma prior to becoming part of the family with her and her husband of 30 years, Derwin Penson.
Wendy counts it a joy and honor to contribute to Global Trellis. Having lived cross-culturally in a number of settings, she has personally been enriched by the unique challenges and blessings discovered when reaching past barriers of language and social difference in order to build loving, God-honoring relationships.
“When cross-cultural workers are developed they flourish in their call and current reality, expanding the Kingdom of God.” Global Trellis