When our church group went to Peru last month, I didn't feel compelled to go. I guess the yearning started when I wrote this post, and got stronger with this one. I had no idea that our church would return, but from the minute it was announced (while the team was still away)...I knew. After they returned and I got to hear a little of what happened, I knew.
I've been praying for confirmation because this is not something I can do without God. The finances, the childcare while R works swing shift, not to mention leaving my family for 2 weeks and going to a country that requires communication skills far beyond No Habla Español...not that comforting. I gotta' tell you that the Lord has a big task in front of Him. Good thing He can handle it.
My Sunday School lesson this week was about believing God. Do I truly believe Him for this? As I prepared the lesson, I knew He was asking me if I do. The answer is yes. I believe God because He is trustworthy & faithful (Hebrews 11). He has proven Himself over and over to me, especially during the past year.
I want to believe God, and not just in this, because
- It's my calling (John 6:29)
- It pleases God (Hebrews 11:6)
- I will be empowered (Ephesians 1:18-20)
- I will see His glory (John 11:40)
- I will be a witness for Him (Isaiah 43:10)
Oh, lest you take me seriously, the Starbucks wasn't really a confirmation. My hubby telling me that he also knows I'm supposed to go took care of that, but isn't it cool how God poured some icing on the cake?