Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm Leavin' On A Jet Plane

I’m leaving today on a medical mission trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. I can think of a thousand reasons to talk myself out of this trip; I hate to fly, I do not know anyone else going, will they have International Delight French Vanilla coffee cream for my coffee?
But there is one compelling reason I can not shake: God is offering me an opportunity to do this for Him. He is calling me to trust Him.  He is taking me out of my comfort zone and into total reliance on Him.
Being out of our comfort zone isn’t ....... comfortable, is it?  But that is where His refining fire can polish us to reflect His image. We mature most in our faith journey when we are not in control, when we totally depend on God to take us to the next step. 
So, I am asking for God’s refining fire to make me shine, faith to take that step onto the plane, courage to speak my southern-twangy broken Spanish.
You can pray for me also, to be His hands while I treat patients, to be His feet when I walk into that orphanage.
When I return, I promise to give a full report and encourage you to take the step out of your comfort zone and do something AMAZING for God!!!
For everyone will be tested with fire. Mark 9:49

1 comment:

  1. I am praying for you and your mission team and your family while you are away.
    "The Lord bless you and keep you--the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace." Numb. 6:24-26.
    I love you,