Quick, before I get Sidetrack'd

The Scary Prayer, Part 3

Thoughtfully penned on March 19th, 2009 and generally concerning God's at Work in My Life

Part 1
Part 2

The question that remains – where do we go from here?  And to that question I have absolutely no answers.  

I know that we are in a place of submission and awareness.  I also know that we are currently in a season of waiting.

There is talk of missions work.  Matt has long had a heart for the unsaved and, especially, for foreign missions.  This is one place where I’ve been holding out.  It scares me to think of living and raising my children in another culture, but if this is what God has planned for us then I will obediently answer the call.

Beyond that, I really have no clue right now.

I once heard someone say that God only allows us to see a few feet in front of us because if we saw any further down the road we would stop dead in our tracks.  

I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that God holds my future (and that of my family) in his hands.  I don’t know what God’s plans are, but I know that his will always prevails.

And with the promises of scripture tucked in our hearts and our minds Matt and I take this journey one step at a time.

Lord, give me courage to walk this path and faith to be obedient.

Noise from the peanut gallery

  1. gosh golly! good posts! :) love you and proud of you for taking this step… not quite ready to pray that prayer for my kiddos yet. too scared!

  2. I wish I could introduce you to 2 of my friends who are raising their kids overseas. It is very, very hard, but oh so rewarding for the kids. It’s weird to see a kid go back and forth between 2 languages so easily. We have to hold missons with an open hand as well:)

  3. Nancy Bozarth · March 21st, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I too am proud of you & your life. Even at my age I am not quite there with my kiddos or you (your brother; your cousins) or your kiddos.

    In your thoughts of mission fields; I often wonder why is it always a foreign one. This country has such a need for mission work & help. As I get older the more I realize there are children in this country that go to bed hungry each night & have never heard the name of Jesus.

    Just ramblings.

    Love you guys,
    Aunt Nan

  4. He never asks us to do something without giving us the strength to accomplish it! Prayers heading your way.

  5. Thanks for sharing these blog posts. We are excited and eager to see what God will do. We love your obedient hearts and your gentle ways.

  6. I wish I was there to take you out for a cup of coffee. I have been there girl, oh boy have I been there. Just let go and let God. He’ll take you places you never knew were perfect for you and your kids and husband. Praying for ya!