June 21, 2009

In Case I Needed Confirmation

I was a little unsure about my quiet time Friday. After my lesson on PERU this week, I didn't know where God wanted me to go. (I'm not really into "Bible roulette"...blindly opening my Bible and figuring that must be where the Lord wants me to read.) I didn't have any clear answer, and finally decided to go back to 1 Corinthians, which is where I left off before the Seeking Him Together study. As I was opened my Bible to begin flipping pages, this is what I found

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" - Romans 10:14-15 (ESV)

HELLO. I'd just spent the last two days grappling with my decision to go...was it really God's, or just mine? Because, if it was God's, would I really be so close to calling the whole thing off?! As I poured over this Scripture, I began to cry. I could hear my Father saying, This is all Me.

So, then I knew I needed to pray for His strength. I turned to 2 Chronicles 16:9 (one of my favorite verses)

For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. (ESV)

For "whose heart is blameless toward him", my new Bible gave a reference to 1 Kings 8:61

Let your heart therefore be wholly true to the LORD our God, walking in his statutes and keeping his commandments, as at this day. (ESV)

And you know anytime there's a "therefore" you need to see what it's "there for", so I backed up

...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other. (v. 60)

Looks like I'm going to Peru, friends!


Brook said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are confident of your decision to go and let God work through you to seek and serve the lost in Peru! (Luke 19:10)

May the enemy be bound and kept from giving you any doubt from now and forevermore. (1 Peter 5:8).

His Girl said...

Of course you are, friend. You're going not just with His blessing, but by His will! I can't even WAIT to hear what He's up to!

You know I'm prayin'!

Lisa writes... said...

...and the Lord goes with you and BEFORE you!