Hi to all........I'm in Steveston BC still, enjoying the beautiful fall weather here in Canada. My friend Kristi who is in Haiti right now, writes in her blog about how hot she is and that's she's sleeping out on the porch cause it is cooler at night. Soon she'll have to move her air bed over and make room for me as that's my favorite place to sleep too! : )
As I'm clearing up some papers, what to take...what to leave behind....I came across an In Touch devotional book that I had followed in July in Haiti. As I flipped through the pages, I came across something circled and I had written...."Share on the Blog". This is what it says.....
"We need to realize that our willingness to trust the Lord affects every area of our lives...how we feel, what we do, the way He blesses us, and whether our prayers are answered. It all begins with our focus.
Our focus in turn affects our emotions. Those who choose to believe what God says experience the peace and joy of knowing He has everything under His control. Because they trust Him, fewer situations bother them. But if our minds are filled with doubts, anxiety and fear rush in...then, we're just not sure if the Lord is going to help us or not. Instead of resting in Christ, we fuss and fume, trying to anticipate all possible outcomes and solve every problem in our own strength."
What an answer to prayer these words are! Yesterday, I had been thinking of all I haven't got ready to take back to Haiti, thinking of "why didn't I get it done" etc etc. This morning I prayed that God would lead me to organize things so that I could catch the ferry and go visit Sean and Emily and not be distracted by all the "what if's" and "I should have's". And this morning has been wonderful.
Shanny and I woke up and shared coffee and then went for a long walk with Jack (her dog) along the Fraser River delta here in Steveston. The fog was just lifting and it was beautiful. Then back for breakfast and I got my nose into my Bible and prayed for peace and joy for this day!!!
The hockey bags are packed. My carry on suitcase is packed. I'm almost at the bottom of these papers and then I'm out the door to the 5pm ferry to Victoria...and it's only noon! : )
My prayer is that you will re-read these words given to us to share. Decide where you want to put your trust today! And let God lead you to peace and joy!
Next post from Haiti.........xo Judy