The other day, while doing laundry at a laundromat, I needed to use the bathroom.
But as I was going in, I couldn't figure out how to turn on the light.
I fiddled and pushed and pulled and did whatever else I could come up with to make the light switch turn on (it was pitch dark in that hallway and bathroom).
I ended up finding one of the employees to help me.
When we got back to the bathroom, there was another lady trying to figure out the light switch
Also no success.
All of a sudden, no idea why, the light went on and I let her go first.
When I came back later for my turn,
I couldn't figure out how to turn on the light switch.
THEN - Kylie, who was with me, came along and just RAN into the dark bathroom -
AND VOILA -
THE LIGHT WENT ON!!
The light-switch was a SENSOR and turned on when there was movement in the room.
It took a child to just RUN IN THERE to get it to work.
No complicated - "Figuring-it-out-before-you-step-in" - kind of stuff.
And then it hit me:
THAT's what FAITH is all about!
God speaks to your heart,
You obey and "Run" -
No need to figure out the light before-hand
And AS YOU RUN
The light comes on!
God's provision flows
Be it strength
whatever the "light" is that we need.
We've got to take the first steps into the dark sometimes
and TRUST God to take care of us!
Another lesson one of my children reminded me of.
Thank you, Kylie (who's been sick in bed today)!
"Now faith is confidence that what we hope for will actually happen;
it gives us assurance about things we cannot see."
|Kylie showing off one of her gifts my mom sent for her 8th birthday|
that we celebrated with aunts/uncles and cousins a few days ago
In 4 days, I will take a plane to Germany to see my mother
(who's in hospital at the moment with a broken femur - please pray for her!) and
5 days later
2 more planes
to my beloved Uganda!
I will be traveling for 3 weeks
~ all by myself ~
As exciting as it is,
not gonna lie
it's also a bit daunting.
Traveling to Uganda with Rich last year was SOOO good!!!
I wasn't supposed to go by myself on this trip, but it has just worked out that way.
And I feel I DO need to go and have peace about it!
I will be meeting up with different people all along to further plan and strategize about partnering to
"help, visit and care for the orphans and widows"
(definition of true religion according to James 1,27)
It does feel a bit like running into a dark room, though.
There are a lot of un-knowns,
lots of "stuff" could happen.
My health hasn't been the greatest.
Our USA-trip has been very taxing/tiring and I'm not exactly at the height of my energy levels.
Finances for the trip are only covered partially
I will need God's help MAJORLY in every.single.area !!!
But here I come
Extravagently LOVED by God
Who is the FATHER of the fatherless - the DEFENDER of widows!
Fully EXPECTANT for HIM to turn on every.single,light.that.I.will.need!
AND - if you think of me - and Rich and the kids, too - please PRAY for all of us!
Rich will be driving from New York to Los Angeles with the kiddos and then fly home to NZ.