This roadtrip/weekend getaway will always be special to us because besides doing all the fun stuff, we had intentionally taken time out each morning to spend with God. In fact, CS was impressed that I ended up waking up earlier than I would on a normal working day! It was all worth it, I reckon. As we stand on the threshold of leading the young adult ministry, prayer has to be the foundation upon which we stand.
And God certainly spoke to us in those times with Him and impressed upon us the anchor Bible chapters – Hebrews 11-13. We are excited yet humbled by this privilege. If you like to know how you can be praying for us specifically, drop us an email.
Here’s my favourite photo of the trip – the wild lilies in the field. It brings home to me the oft-quoted Bible verse from Matthew 6: 27-33 (The Message Bible):
“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”