Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Getting on the plane..

In about 20 minutes we are starting our traveling. I cannot even believe as I sit in the terminal that my trip is here. If I had any doubts about the trip before they are all gone now. The faithfulness of God is evident and he has provided for me in so many ways this morning already. He is the sole reason I am going to Germany and he is worth any fear I may have. Right now I am speechlessly pondering all of the qualities of our Lord. What an honor I have to serve him.

And if you were wondering at all, my team is amazing. I am sitting looking around at the wonderful people who were hand picked by God to accompany me on this trip. I am anxious to know them and to walk with God with them. If you would please pray for us the next 19 hours are going to be flying over oceans and mountains and so much more.

Time flies and now so must I. Next time I write I with be in Berlin! I can hardly believe it!

Pray for:
1. Endurance of faith, body, and spirit
2. Smooth plane rides
3. That all of our baggage arrives

Love the Lord more! bag only weighted 42lbs!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Germany in reach

As the day is coming to an end and the hours are drawing nearer to May 12th my heart and mind are racing. I was reading this morning in Ezekiel about Lord commissioning him to serve the nation of Israel. He described this weird vison of cherubims he had. He described in the senses of sight and sound how they flew around. Tehn suddenly they stopped. Only one thing could make these creatures stop, their creator and God. Ezekiel was paralyzed by the fear that came from simply hearing the Lord's voice. That fear, however, drew him closer to God and created a sense of knowing. There was no doubt in Ezekiel's mind that this was God, the one true God.

While I do not see cherubims nor hear the unimaginable audible voice of the living God, I am still struck with fear. Fear of the unknown and the unimaginable. This is the time when I am so thankful for the Bible. A gigantic book full of truths about the faithfulness and steadfast love of God. Every word of it proven true. By this and by this alone I will go to Germany. Without the promise of guidance and protection from the Lord I could never go. For Him and through him I leave this country.

I agree wholeheartedly with what Paul says, "I consider all things a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus the Lord." Seeing just one person come to know Jesus is worth leaving and losing everything else. I can find rest in that.