That may seem like an odd verse to lead this section of a prayer update, but for someone who has just spent the better part of two years preparing for and ministering in Asia, it makes a lot of sense. When you read through the Gospels and the book of Acts, it’s easy to make the assumption that things were changing and exciting new things were happening every minute. However, this verse shows a lot of truth when you consider that Paul stayed in the same area for two years and accomplished a lot for the Kingdom of God by being faithful to the daily routine the Lord had called him to. There were certainly a lot of ministerial and personal changes over the past two years. Certainly, a lot of exciting new things were happening in Asia. However, as I’m now in the “recalculating” process, I’m reminded of how important the daily routine I’ve been called to in Metro Detroit truly is. There are lives to touch. There so many people who need someone to help them crawl out of the mud and into the arms of the Savior.
I’m finding that “strengthening the roots of the ministry”, as the Lord has called us to do this year, may not bring the same type of excitement as all the new experiences in Asia have brought; yet, I’m learning to see the love and power of God in a deeper way back here in Metro Detroit. There is love and power coming from God’s heart to mine as I learn to wait on Him and rest in the specific calling that all of us who are part of the support team and ministry team have. It is a good calling. The Lord is clarifying some specific parameters to operate within. They are good parameters. All of the things that He is calling us to are far beyond our human ability to accomplish. God knows that. He is good with that… I’m learning to be… The Loving Heavenly Father knows what is best. He will never leave us or forsake us. He will accomplish the beautiful work in our hearts that He is in the process of doing. We may not always be calm in that process… but He certainly is… That’s all we really need to start trusting Him more and continue on this journey. Thank you for sharing this journey with us.