Day 1 was awesome, things went as planned and better than I had hoped. My son waking up at 5am for a couple hours should have been my first clue that today was not going to be the same. This week has not been "normal" at all and at a glance, doesn't seem that it will line up to be that way for the rest of it.
Today, the focus was on listening to God. This morning during prayer and journal time this is the overall idea of what I wrote down...
Today, my response to listening to God is:
- to take the time to be still
- to evaluate my priorities, sort through the things that fight for my attention
Man, this is a fight for sure...why does the enemy fight stillness and listening? Since today is the day for listening, seems like a thousand little things are already flying and buzzing around my head like annoying gnats.
Aaaannnnnddd...that's the extent of what I was able to write today. Literally, it was like a full on attack on peace...from all sides. Now, don't get me wrong - today was not horrific or anything...what we would call "life" happened. But, tonight I question...is that really the life God has called us to?? Overall, I felt like I've kept my peace (for the most part) but today was just flat out hard. I was able to spend time in the Word, prayer and worship...but exercise didn't happen. I guess the most important things were experienced.
Prayer for Unreached People Group: the Tigre of Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan.
Taking a deep breath and asking God to pour His heart into me. If I love Him, I will listen...I want to make His longing our mission. That is a priority, if I focus on that and seek first His Kingdom then I'm choosing to take the leap of faith to believe that He will honor His word and take care of the rest.
One Child Campaign is a ministry outreach of Faith Central Ministries. The vision of the Orphan Awareness and Vision trips is to create a united effort of ministries to give voice to the over 5.5 million orphans in Ethiopia and around the world. This will be accomplished through sponsorship, empowerment and discipleship that will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the children. This trip will immerse you into the lives of orphans and street kids. It will create an experience that will raise awareness not only to the orphan, but also for the body of Christ to realize the impact it can have through advocacy and adoption. An important part of our ministry is to provide resources for adoptive families. This is a mission to raise up a generation with selfless faith. Together, we can breathe hope into the orphan crisis.