Journaling in Distant Lands 02 24 2014

Unwarranted thoughts of, “How will I change a foreign land?,” surface with my anticipation of departure.  I wonder did many ask this same question before? Have missionaries both short and long-term queried their potential influence on the lands they were to travel? Did they dream of being vessels used to ignite great revivals in lands engulfed by darkness?

The journey, but two weeks out, is unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Because of this, preparation has left me feeling inept and disjointed. I am without composure. Why is this journey affecting me so differently than the many of my past?

Possibly I’m right where God would have me? I pray so.

Maybe I am supposed to realize before departing how impossible it will be for me to change anything, even myself. How foolish then to plan for the alteration of an entire continent?

My friends have discerned well. The appropriate question is, “How will God use a distant land to change me, and maybe, just maybe by His grace, will He change a distant land for Himself?”

About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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2 Responses to Journaling in Distant Lands 02 24 2014

  1. To be transformed requires change. To be perfected requires much change. And it seems that there is no waste in God’s economy…He uses one event for many changes! I look forward to reading more about the Lord’s multi-dimensional mission. Blessings to you.

    • mtsweat says:

      I pray the Lord gives me the right words to convey His work in our journey. I almost feel as though I am stuttering on paper when trying to write down what is on my heart and in my head. Thanks and blessings!

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