“For the LORD is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalm 100:5
God is so good! I’ve known this most of my life, however, there’s something beautiful about recognizing it when He’s good in extraordinary ways in your own life, personally. There are no words to express how humbled I am to get to experience His love and faithfulness in my life the way that I have recently. He longs to bless His children and He longs to amaze us. I’ve been so amazed over the past couple of weeks by how perfect God’s plan is in all ways. I haven’t always felt this way. I can recall times where I struggled to muster up the faith to know that the seemingly bad situations could all work out in the end because they, too, were a part of God’s plan. I’ve grown so much in my walk with Christ over the past six months that my outlook on such things has changed. My prayer has been and will continue to be for the Lord to show me new things daily according to His plan for my life. I pray that He gives me the wisdom I need to make sound decisions. I pray daily for guidance from Him and the ability to keep my thoughts in line with His. When this happens, I find that He blesses me and I am overwhelmed by His love and faithfulness.
Recently the whirlwind of events in my life has been such an amazing journey. I’ve seen and continue to see God’s hand moving as He authors my story. I’ve never considered myself an international missionary until just a few weeks ago. We are all called to be missionaries for Christ. Some are called to witness at home, some around different parts of the country, and some all the way on the other side of the world. The opportunity to go to the Philippines this summer has brought on a brand new dimension of trusting God. Not only must I trust Him that He will take care of me while I’m away from my family, I must also trust that He’ll provide all I’ll need to accomplish His will on the mission field. Getting to the mission field isn’t free. I’m confronted with the immediate need to trust that God will bring in every dollar needed to go share the gospel message. I can’t just trust Him then, I have to trust Him now! I’ve been so humbled by the generosity and selflessness of those close to me that I’ve shared the news with. Already, God is proving to me that making the leap of faith was exactly what He wanted me to do. There is no question in my mind that God has everything figured out and He knows what is best for me. He already knows who I’ll meet, how many souls will be saved, the victories and the struggles. He knows what the purpose for going is and how this trip will impact my life and the lives of those around me. I can’t wait for God to show me the next part of His plan. I can’t wait to share even more about how good, loving, and faithful God truly is!