So, I’m sitting at the airport waiting to depart for India. Funny thing is I am already standing out culturally! As I look around I am reminded that one does not have to travel to have a cross-cultural missions experience – our mission field starts right at home!
I’m continuing to work through my teaching outline for the leadership gathering where I will be leading several sessions. I’m torn between be “prepared” and just waiting to see what God gives me when I get there. It is a great mystery being prepared and waiting, and somehow think it is a combination of both. Be prepared, but wait on God.
I enjoy the wait most of the time, but somehow that goes against our nature, especially here in the US. There is a tenancy for us, and by that I also mean me, to want to be in control. It feels exciting to be in a position of “not knowing!”
Carolyn asked me what time my flight got back on the way to the airport, and I chuckled and said, I’m not sure! This past week, I must have been asked hundred times if I was ready for my trip, to which I replied, “Well, I have my passport and visa, my Bible, a ticket and clean underwear, so I guess I’m ready!”
Of course there is more to it than this, but it sure feels good stepping out to wait on God and what he has in store. Psalm 73:28 says, “But for me it is good to be near to God, I have made The Lord my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.” This passage gives me strength today, and I pray it encourages you, and our Springbrook Church family!
On the journey together,