Good evening ladies! Well, it's actually your afternoon ;)
Please pray for travelling mercies for me...I am heading home early...yeehaw! I finished up my meetings today so I am flying out tomorrow! I am so excited! It has been a long 8 days! And I am ready to run...literally...Jill if you read this get your shoes ready!!! seriously...
But I survived and I actually enjoyed most of it. You want to know how I survived? 'Cause Sunday came!
First confession...I am (was) WAY behind on my Bible Study homework. I don't know what happened. Normally I stay on top of it...but I didn't this time. Granted I do not think God wanted me to get behind in my homework but I do believe God gives you exactly what you need when you need it. In fact sometimes I think He re-writes the pages of Bible Study to custom fit my situation.
You don't agree? Check this...this is what was in my homework on Sunday the day after my meltdown of homesickness...I should have done this homework on week 5 (currently we are on week 7 but two weeks ago I was at home probably surrounded by family and friends)...
"Solitary places can be used by God or satan". ummm..what did you say Beth Moore? "Solitary places can be used by God or satan". And the question was "In the margin list a few ways we might know if our times of isolation are being used by God or the enemy". ahhhhhhhhhh
You see I truly believe this trip is the VERY first time I have ever been in complete isolation. I have never traveled out of the country by myself. On a different time zone to talk to anyone I love. In a place where my language is not the primary language. And everyone on the street nods but doesn't want to speak when you pass by.
On Sunday when I read that I could have gone outside and screamed...God is so GOOD. And so AWESOME. And so IN CONTROL. Even when we feel like things are out of control. Things are in God's CONTROL. His PERFECT CONTROL. And in isolation if we seek HIM with all our heart...He will meet us...right there in isolation.
So I made good use of Sunday...loving Jesus...and on Monday...I had one of the best days ever!
See y'all sooner than planned!
PS - My verse is...Ps 33:4 "For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does".