We’ve been home for exactly one week. We’ve been “in hiding” for pretty much the whole week – at home, resting, processing, resting, processing. We are still a ways away from completely being able to say what God did in our hearts in Africa. But tonight we braved the world and headed out to church. After being gone for 3 weeks it was so refreshing to be back with our church body tonight worshiping and diving into Gods Word together.
I spent some time this afternoon praying just asking God to show me what it is I could say in 30 seconds when someone asks me about our trip. How do I sum up what happened in 2 weeks in a short answer to someone who wants to know how our trip was.
Well tonight during worship He revealed something to me. Something that has been in my heart since we left Africa – something I just didn’t realize. In Africa, you took the focus OFF of me and put it onto YOU. It seems so simple. Something I’ve prayed about over & over and a lesson that you have been trying to teach me & will continue to teach me all the days of my life on earth. This life is NOT about me. Our focus and our eyes should be on you all the time. But they aren’t. But while we were in Africa you did something in my heart, you shifted my focus and my mind. Tonight during worship instead of thinking about me and my life the whole time I was thinking about my friends I met at Korah and our friends in Uganda at Canaans. You shifted my focus, you changed my world.
My prayer is that my focus and my world will continue to be on YOU and not on me. Thank you Lord for that little glimpse tonight. I pray that you will continue to reveal what you did in my heart and life so I can tell of your good works.
**the pictures and stories are coming…..thank you for being patient!