7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Ps. 20
Good thing, too! Our mission team is blessed with an amazing prayer warrior interceding on our behalf before and during our journey, and for that we give many shouts of thanks for, but…
…on occasion I find myself worrying the Lord is giving her a little too much attention. I jest of course. The prayer petitioned for us is that everything will go just haywire enough that we recognize we must trust in the name of the Lord to provide (my paraphrase of how it was kindlier and more intelligently shared) our every need.
I pray we are learning well. From health and financial concerns, the fiasco of immunizations, trying to attain a Visa, to our never being able to lock down exactly what the luggage requirements will be, we are learning to live each moment anticipating the next hurdle; and the grace God gives to maneuver it.
Our prayer warrior’s name is kept discrete here, but trust me, it’s spoken often as the team gathers. In humor of course, there’s been talk of toilet paper finding its way into the trees of her yard.
“I promise if that happens it wasn’t us! Well, at least not me… not so sure about that member of the team known as our Pastor.”
Speaking of the Pastor, all of our trials are brought into perspective with his personal lesson to us from Peter’s encounter with Jesus walking on the sea. How we respond to every trial is in direct correlation with where our eyes are focused. When they are alertly glued to our Lord, as James commands, every trial can be counted as joy. Not because we enjoy trials mind you, but because we can trust the One who is using the trial to grow us to be like Him.