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!