10 Weeks!?

Wow, that is the time that we have left officially in Commerce, Ten Sundays I guess is a better way to put it.  I am sad but so excited for how God is doing great things for His Kingdom in so many ways.  This past month has been so amazing seeing God set things in order.  Though we do not know exactly how everything is still going to look and who will be where in the church and even our lives we are in complete peace that we are stepping exactly where the Lord is leading us to be.  What amazes me more than anything else is how our obedience is important for others to be obedient.  Not sure how that all sounds, but the question I ask constantly to myself is what if I was not obedient to God?  The consequences would be grave for many or at the very least I might be thrown overboard like Jonah.  So I am just giving God credit for knowing exactly what is going to happen.  He is in complete control.
Changing direction a little, I think about the calling He is taking us to next, reaching a people who have never heard the name of Jesus.  It is not my aim to go and tell them how great Western culture is, to teach them about American church, to industrialize them, to teach them how they can earn more money, my one goal is to let them see the Living Savior Jesus Christ, to hear how God loves them and has made a way for them to have life eternal with Him through Jesus Christ (and no other), and to let them read for themselves in their language about the Great and Mighty God who is the only one that saves.  How do we plan on doing that?  By surrendering our lives daily to God to be used in any way He chooses.  What is amazing is that the Lord has put a love in our hearts for a people we have never seen and yet we feel at times as if we have already  been among them.  God is truly the God of love.
Now back to the main point.  Ten Weeks or Sundays left before we officially release the responsibilities he has given us here in Commerce and begin to grab tighter to the responsibilities ahead.  Ten weeks until we begin the new toughest assignment on our lives, begin to learn what it is to live with less but find in Him there is always more.  Ten weeks until we prepare to get some diseases (malaria, cholera, etc).  Ten weeks left till our brains get blown wide open again about how deep the Father's love is.  Ten weeks until our minds get so overwhelmed that we just want to hide.  Ten weeks until we have to say some tough "see you laters" (no good byes).  Ten weeks before we officially become homeless for a few months.  Ten weeks before we live off a 1/3 of what we currently make a year.  Ten weeks until everything becomes new, exciting, and overwhelming.  Ten weeks before we truly realize that God has given us enough for our family!




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