Through a series of events and communication with a friend who completely compels us to give thanks to Abba Daddy, I was led to one of my old blog posts, from August of 2008.
In this previous entry, I recounted the experience of going to Ghana for the first time. I didn't feel called to Ghana, I just went to see what my wife had been up to there. She'd been 4 times already. I walked the pages of her book and I met the people she'd come to know and I experienced the Spirit of "Akwaaba."
More importantly, I experienced the vision I'd been longing for, for the previous three years. Now, I didn't have a vision in that I saw something, but I came to an understanding of what my role in the kingdom was to be.
GOD had ripped my heart out and planted it in Ghana. I loved the food, the people, the culture and I was sorry it was over and looking forward to returning. As I was handed the microphone the last day, about to say, "I am a missionary from the USA," I was told by the Spirit in no uncertain terms, you are to say, "I AM a missionary to the USA!"
I was to return and share my experiences and GOD would prepare hearts to receive it and join us and that cycle would continue and lives would be transformed!
Today, three years later, we are preparing to return to Ghana for the third time. This time, leading a team of twelve prepared hearts, to walk the pages of Anita's book, to meet Grace, RJ, Richie & Vic, Mary, the kids, Pastor Johnson, Chief Takyi, Ben, Evelyn and so many more who have become our extended family there.
To eat goat and fufu and the best pineapple on the face of the earth!
God had a plan, and I wanted everything GOD had to give. It was scary to ask, knowing there'd be some suffering, but the joy, oh the "Joie De Vivre," that comes from a life after the heart of GOD. I can begin to understand David dancing before a nation, dancing before his Abba Daddy, right out of his clothes.
Simply nothing else like it.
A fulfillment of every promise, with strength found in surrender I give glory to GOD for choosing a least likely me to participate in the grand scheme of things for His kingdom purposes.
GOD has a plan and I believe, I trust, that His plan is better than anything I can ask or imagine. I want it, I want what GOD has for my life and as I reflect, on where I was, and where I am and where I am headed....
Abba Daddy, You rock my world like no other! I praise You and I thank You for hearing me, being interested in me and for gifting me with blessings beyond compare!
ALL the Glory and ALL the Praise be to You my Lord, my Savior, my Abba Daddy.
David Lee Waters Sr.,
with The Blessing ~ Anita in Logba Tota, Ghana West Africa