Journaling in Distant Lands: A Shot of Adrenaline

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…

hurdle…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.

shotI 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.

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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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4 Responses to Journaling in Distant Lands: A Shot of Adrenaline

  1. ccragamuffin says:

    “How we respond to every trial is in direct correlation with where our eyes are focused.”…mmmmm…a walk of faith, whether on water, or across the sea…our eyes must be on Him. This is a good word. I once was in a place far from home, and every morning and every evening I would look at the mountains that loomed high in the center of the island and sing God’s Word back to Him. “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills. From whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Help was not to be found looking at the hills. Help was not to be found looking back home. Help was not to be found LOOKING at anyTHING. It was only through the eyes of faith focused on my Lord and His promises. Thank you for this reminder. It is needed in every place we walk. Your Pastor has wise eyes…to focus on the Lord. I hope his aim is off when he throws the rolls of toilet paper on the abode of your kneeling friend…

  2. gospelofbarney says:

    Never quite goes as imagined!

  3. Joey Rountree says:

    I make no promises concerning any actions that may or may not transpire…

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