These past few weeks as we work through paperwork, studies and preparations for the MAF Tech eval I've been hit with the reality that it's all coming down to this! After the tech eval, if we pass... we'll be on our way to becoming missionaries with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Something we've been working on for close to five years or so. Seems like yesterday we were meeting with Perry Pust as a couple and taking about what this journey would look like and how God could use our talents to further His kingdom. Now it's getting closer and closer and becoming more and more real. It's also feeling more and more right. This is the perfect timing of God.
Beth Moore's study resonated with me this morning because as many of you know, I am a planner. I like to know all the details and information to make an informed choice. Sometimes I rely too heavily on my knowledge in decision making and don't rely enough on God's perfect wisdom.
In thinking about the places we could be called to and praying about those places a lot of questions pop up in my mind: Will it be too dangerous? What if we're called to a closed country? What if learning the language is going to be too hard? Will it be safe for Jenna there? Will we be able to raise enough support to make it overseas? ...etc. Questions upon questions fill my head, sometimes worries and fears.
Then I remember that if God called me to some place, no matter where (even a closed country), HE called me there for a reason. He's the ultimate provider, protector and deliverer. His wisdom is beyond understanding, greater than my own. I need to put aside my unanswered questions, my fears, my worries and to follow Christ. This doesn't mean that I brush aside common sense and safety, but I need to trust that God's protecting us and leading us on this journey. We'll be blessed beyond belief if we just simply trust in His calling and do our best to follow His will. This is what I am choosing to remember from now on as we continue towards this journey to mission aviation. If God chooses to lead us elsewhere, then we'll be blessed there as well. It's all about being obedient and trusting Him.
Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.a]">[a] (NIV English)
(Arabic Life Application) 5 اتَّكِلْ عَلَى الرَّبِّ مِنْ كُلِّ قَلْبِكَ، وَعَلَى فِطْنَتِكَ لاَ تَعْتَمِدْ.6 اعْرِفِ الرَّبَّ فِي كُلِّ طُرُقِكَ وَهُوَ يُقَوِّمُ سُبُلَكَ.
(Portugese O Livro) 5-6Confia no Senhor e nunca em ti mesmo. Em tudo o que fizeres põe Deus em primeiro, e ele te dirigirá nos teus caminhos.
(Haitian Creole) 5Mete tout konfyans ou nan Seyè a. Pa gade sou sa ou konnen. 6Toujou chonje Seyè a nan tou sa w'ap fè. Li menm, l'a moutre ou chemen pou ou pran.