February 17, 2012

Who Is Wise?

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom." - James 3:13

I read a story today about a woman. Her husband had gone to Haiti, and when he returned home he told her she may as well get ready to go too. "Just get your shots, then you can go when God calls."

So, she did. She prayed every day, "Lord, send me." as she worked her way through the series of shots required to go to Haiti. After her last shot and on her way back home, she again prayed, "Lord, send me." She could have checked out local groups going to Haiti. She could have hunted down missions teams who could use an extra pair of hands. But she wanted this mission to be God's mission, she wanted Him to come to her, to call her.

When she arrived home that afternoon, she had an email waiting. It was from a woman she didn't know and who didn't know her or what she'd been preparing for. In the email, the woman asked, "Would you consider going to Haiti with us?" She said yes!

I believe that God is moving our feet. We will be moving sometime before July this year, but have no idea where we'll be going. But even with the final destination unknown, there are some preparations we can make so that when we get "the call", we can are ready and can go.

So, today I begin packing up our home and studying to be a community executive. And praying "Lord send me. Send us. Call us where you want us to be and to minister in ways uniquely us." And trusting that when we are packed and finished with the course, we will get the call.

"The Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of Justice.  Blessed are all who wait for him." Is 30:18

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