Gone Skinny Dipping

These past months have been challenging, stretching, growing, and fun all at the same time. I have had to trust in my Father in new ways. Upon finishing my eleven month journey I sought the Father for direction. What’s next? 

 He began excavating what was really in my heart and giving me hope for the next season of my life. 

 He confronted me with my faith. “You say you have faith in Me yet in the back of your mind you always have a plan B. I AM A GOD OF ONE PLAN AND MY PLAN ALWAYS COMES THROUGH. I invite you on a journey of faith with me.” Ouch! It was true. I couldn’t deny it. Having a safety net (aka plan b) made me feel comfortable and put me at ease. Reality is, that’s not faith.

 After many conversations with my Abba Father I decided to walk down a path that, to be honest, is daunting. 

I am part of a women’s team called Kingdom Journeys. We will depart January 26 to begin our Journey. We have said yes to being His voice that will speak life to women who have been marginalized and oppressed. Setting them free from lies and declaring a “crown of beauty instead of ashes.”

 Here comes the skinny dipping part. Have you ever been skinny dipping? All clothes comes off and you just jump into the water…in a public place. eek! As scary as that sounds, that’s exactly how I will end this year, 2013.  Come along and be my witness!

 See my heart unclothed and bare as it jumps into the river for all to see.

 I have been struggling with trusting the Father to provide for this next season. I don’t have a steady income as I did when I was a teacher. When I log in to my account and see the amount decrease rather than increase it causes my faith to waiver. When only three people have committed to being monthly ministry partners it causes me to question if my faith is even present. It is in those moments that I have fallen to my knees and cried out, “Father help my faith. I have very little if any!”

 I leave to Africa on January 26.  My support account doesn’t reflect the amount needed. It causes me to once again cry out to my Father. “Help my faith!” 

 I’m a christian. Faith should be one of those things I have, right? Truth be told, its a process for me. I have more faith for God to provide a job, a specific healing, a husband, financial support, monthly ministry partners for others than Him to provide these for me.  

 While my heart is skinny dipping let me continue being honest. Its super uncomfortable! Yet I have committed to embracing the excavating of the heart that Abba Father is doing. And along the way invite you to see my bare and unclothed heart as it jumps into the river, the river of living water. It is only in His river than I can hold on to Him and the truths He has sang and is singing over me.

 $4,500 is the amount I need before January 26. It’s a large amount, I get it. Although my faith is wavering I choose to hold on to the truth of Him calling me to this team to declare freedom over the women in Swaziland, Uganda, Thailand, and the Philippines.  I ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a monthly partner with me. You may make your contributions by clicking on the link “support me” on the left.

 If you would like to learn more about what I am doing contact me at bettygomez@adventures.org

  • Desirae Holdaway

    Praying for you Betty! Can’t wait to see what God has in store for you and the other girls!!