Good Morning! I didn’t sleep much last night. I was deep in thought or wrestling with God in my dreams. My dream was that I walking up a very high bridge with no sides. It was very steep and the journey continued to rise and never ended. I had thing happen along the way and people passing me in cars. I tried staying in the middle of the bridge because I was too scared to get to the edge. It was weird because it was so real.
Let me back it up a little bit. Last night before bed, I was rereading an email that a friend had sent me. He was explaining about a mission trip that we are going on in May. It is a small town in Cusco, Peru. He was giving me the details of what we would be doing in this town and that the air was very thin at 12,000 feet above seal level and we would need to acclimate our bodies before going to the streets and preaching the Gospel.
I guess that’s where my dreams began. How do I need to do to prepare for this trip. What sort of daily regimen do I start. Maybe, I could start walking everyday or hiking some mountain trails. I definitively need to lose a few pounds so I can get up the mountain. Where do I spiritually need to be. What do I ask for in my daily prayers? What does God expect of me on this journey?
Which brings me to You. We are all on Mission somewhere and somehow. Life seems to throw daggers and arrows constantly. How do we prepare our hearts and minds for the daily trials of today. If we listen the News on TV, the end of the world is very near and nobody is going to make it. As Christians, we know that the News is not necessarily true. There is Hope-there is Help. We have Jesus and he will come to save us. The Bible tells us that there is always going to be the poor and the suffering. How do we help them and how do we show them the love of Jesus?
Pray for Karl Leiber and myself as we prepare our bodies, our minds and our Hearts to go to Peru in May. And for yourselves, Pray that God will reveal a need that you can help one of the least of these and show the Love of Jesus to the Lost.
23″ The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23
Won’t you walk with Him today?