Sunday, May 8, 2011

Moving Mountains

I feel like we are moving mountains. Mountains of belongings but also mountains of faith. We have packed a few containers of stuff and stored them. In my study time I have seen that Jesus didn't have a lot of stuff to contend with, so he was free to minister when the time came. He didn't have a lot of worldly positions to hold him back. He was free to do the work God sent him to do.

My prayer is that we will be able to free ourselves of the stuff both material and psychological, that keeps us from being free to do what God wants us to do.

This is going to be a great learning time for me. Last week we found that in order to get our passports we must go to to Chicago. We had hoped to be able to mail the visas in. We need to buy our airline tickets soon. Without the visa we must wait. I felt like we moved one step back, and on my time schedule this wasn't going to work. I have to remember God's schedule isn't mine.

I have also found this week that God's ways are not my ways either. I had been trying to figure out how we were going to be able to pay for the airfare after we got the visas and our medical insurance. I have been praying for God's provision but still trying to work it out on my own.

Tonight God showed me that he can handle the provision, that I need to stand back and just have faith. We were given a gift that will take care of our medical and evacuation insurance. Praise God, He is Jehovah Jirah. God can take care of the visa situation, airfare, and the other needs we will have. I need to trust His provision.