Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Seeking Direction

At this point, the travel plans to Honduras stand. I feel both relief and trepidation. After all the planning, hoping, communicating, waiting ... we are so ready to go. Yet, we are parents of young children. Leaving two behind and bringing one. We need God's approval and protection if we are to go.

I am praying specifically for peace and confirmation. Tangible confirmation. It is my hope that if we are not to go, the Lord slams the door of opportunity shut with a bang. If we are to go, that we may see his direction and provision written all over it. Specific demonstrations of his "Yes. It is time to go." That we would have a "peace that surpasses all understanding" in traveling to a country in upheaval.

This morning I was reading in Proverbs. Peppered throughout the chapters were verses that seemed to jump from the page.

Chapter 16:
•"We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer." (v.1)
•"Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed." (v.3)
•"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps." (v.9)

•"The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe." (v.17)

Chapter 17:
•"Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth." (v.24)

Chapter 18:
•"The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe." (v.10)

Chapter 19:
•"Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail." (v.20-21)
•"Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm." (v. 23)


We are willing to let go of "our" plans in favor of "His." If this means not going, so be it. If this means continuing forward, we do so in faith.

I'm choosing to only pray about this now. I will refrain from belaboring the concerns, as they tend to distract and worry me. Please join us in prayer for clear direction and peace. I'll keep you posted.

2 comments:

  1. Anna, satan is powerful and creative, but our Lord is the ALMIGHTY!! He will provide you with peace, and confirmation, because He only wants the best for you and your family as well. I am and will be praying for your whole group and family, until you either return home or until you tell me to stop!! Trust Him...

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  2. He will direct your path. He will! I'll join you in praying for confirmation, and for perfect peace and rest.

    Our church group made it home safely last night.

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