One Month Left To Go..
In 29 days I will land in the country I have committed to for the next two years. WHAT?! That is wild. As I am sure you can imagine, there are countless thoughts and emotions swirling inside of me. So much excitement, a little anxiety, questions of what's to come, and figuring out what to pack for a life overseas for two years is quite a lot. I am in the middle of a season where I have never been so unsure, yet so confident, all at once.
This month before I leave, I am spending time at my organization’s headquarters for pre-field training. While there is much I can say about this, and so many lessons to share, one thing that has stood out a little more than the rest is the idea of the Promises of God. While I have come to know and have been taught about the promises of God for years, this has been a season where I have learned to plead them like never before. Now, before I’m misunderstood, I don’t mean just picking out a verse in the Bible and applying it to my situation. That takes it totally out of context and does no one any good. What I am saying is that when I read the promises of the Lord, I know I can plead them because He is faithful and it aligns with His word. The promises in Psalm 145 of the Lord’s kindness and faithfulness are true to His character, which means that is who I can count on Him to be. The promise in 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 states that the Lord is faithful and He can do it. These are examples of promises that apply to the context I am in, giving me the opportunity to plead them in prayer. As a believer, a child of God, I can plead the promises of God for provision, faithfulness, kindness, joy, and sustaining. This may not look like I believe it should, but I know that I am in the palm of His hand. I have to know His promises in order to plead them, which means my sword of life becomes even more of a tool for life.