Welp, today is the day. I’m all packed – two bags with 10 more pounds to spare – and ready to go! The Lord has been so sweet in constantly reminding me of His steadfast love and faithfulness. The questions, “Are you ready? How do you feel?” have been asked a lot. For a while, I replied by saying that I didn’t feel like it had hit me yet, but the other day a thought popped into my head, “No, it has hit you. You’re just feeling My peace which passes all understanding.” Simply because I wasn’t feeling anxious, worried, or nervous, and I thought I should be, I just assumed it hadn’t hit me yet. The truth is, I’ve been covered by the peace of God, which passes all understanding. Without the Holy Spirit, I would have all of the emotions that seem natural to my flesh. With less than 6 hours until departure, I still feel at peace and know this is right and good. Praise God!
If you feel led, here are some ways that you can be interceding on my behalf:
1. That the peace of God would continue to guard my heart and mind. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:4-7
2. Rest. I will by flying for a total of 23 hours, and traveling for 37. Please pray that I would rest well on my longest flight, 15 hours from LAX to Sydney, and that I would feel energized when I arrive in Sydney.
3. Divine appointments: Pray that I would recognize opportunities that the Lord puts in my path to bring glory to His name. Whether it’s an opportunity to serve, love, listen or speak truth, pray that I would have boldness to do whatever it is that the Lord desires.