Thursday, September 2, 2010

in the middle of it all...and a prayer request.

You should see my kitchen table right now...

I'm in the process of writing the small devotional booklet I told you about a while back. It's for our resource table while in Belgium. So on my kitchen table I've got my bible sprawled open...to Jeremiah 29:11, mind you. I've got my notebook that I started last September when the trip to Belgium was first birthed. I've got a box of tissue at the ready because at one point or another I'm either sneezing from allergies...or crying about some major anxiety and God's goodness in the midst of that.

I've got my wallet out becuase I just paid a bill by phone and now I need my insurance card to call the towing company to haul Chris' truck to a repair shop. (Did it really have to break down this week? I guess better now while I'm here to help him than while I'm gone...)

I've got my cell phone, my house phone and the TV remote.

I've got sale ads and grocery lists and packing lists and sticky notes piled all around.

In the middle of it all, here I sit at the laptop. I've got email open, Publisher open, biblegateway.com open and I'm ready to go.

If you would...keep me in your prayers today and throughout this next week. (Thank you to those who I already know are praying for me...I feel them.) While I am very excited to go, I am not excited to leave. Does that make sense? I'm not used to being away from my husband and my boys. I'm not used to flying. Or sleeping in hotel/hostel beds. I'm a bit of a homebody...so this is an amazing adventure, an awesome opportunity and totally out of my comfort zone! But God is good...and He will cover me and protect me and continue to prepare me. He will watch over my family while I am gone and He will bring me home safely. Amen.

I'll leave you with the words of Matt Maher from his song, "Hold Us Together"...

This is the first day of the rest of your life
This is the first day of the rest of your life
'Cause even in the dark, you can still see the light
It's gonna be alright..it's gonna be alright.

4 comments:

Denise said...

I love that song!

Conny said...

Safe travels to you. :>) Prayers from afar that you relax and enjoy all that is to come. Good luck.

irvina.edwards said...

Girl, New Beginnings team is ready for a life changing experience. God is Good and His Love endures forever. I see the footprints of our Father and He is clearing the airways, the highways, the adovahns, I think I spelled that right. (its the highways over there driving 100 miles an hr! ha
Love you sis!!!

Mari said...

It is gonna be alright girlfriend!
His strength is made perfect in our weakness!
((hugs))