Putting the “Crazy” on Hold

The craziness continues, so I’m packing my bags and getting out of town! Well, actually, that’s not why I’m hopping on a plane today, but the crazy is still happening and I am leaving town.

Sometimes you have to put the crazy on “hold” and just keep pressing into what God’s assignment for today is, no matter what.

And I am excited to press into this!

A few years ago, I met some precious women from Querétaro, Mexico. We had to speak through a translator, but I spent a most enjoyable afternoon getting acquainted with them, women who live thousands of miles from me, in a different culture and hemisphere. We discovered that we live worlds apart, sharing the same heartbeat.

Their passion for revival flowed throughout our entire conversation. One pastor’s wife told me that her church keeps a schedule of continuous prayer, twenty-four hours a day, for God to move in their city, to awaken people to His reality, to bring salvation to the lost, and an outpouring of His Spirit on their country.

Her eyes were filled with faith, as she looked at me and said—“You will come in 2017. We are praying for God to bring you here.”

By “here” she meant her city in Mexico—our conversation took place in the Dominican Republic. I gave no assurances, but she triggered a hope in me that God might answer her desire. And I promised to join her in that request. We spent some sweet prayer time together, bathed in tears, and I came home from that meeting with a burden for her city. One of the women gave me a sombrero refrigerator magnet that I look at almost daily, and it has served as a prayer prompt for the women of Querétaro.

Before spending that afternoon with those precious sisters, I had never heard of Querétaro, Mexico, but today, the prayer request from that sweet pastor’s wife is answered, as I board a plane to join the Revive Our Hearts team in serving the precious women of this country.

This week, almost 4,000 women will gather in Querétaro, Mexico, to hear messages on true womanhood, with an emphasis on developing a relationship with Christ, receiving the freedom that He offers, with a charge to pass on these biblical truths to the next generation. I’ll share more about that on Thursday, and let you know how you can be a part of this.

But today, I want to dwell on God’s purposes and power. Let this thought sink in: God delights in placing us where He can use us to glorify Himself. His assignment is bigger than us, He has plans for His people to know Him, for nations to bow before Him, and He graciously invites us to be a part of what He is doing.

He never ceases to amaze me. Period.

[box]“Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17)[/box]

I know this is true, but I never cease to be amazed when I get to experience it!

I’m not going to this assignment as a speaker, but as a servant. I’m going with arms wide open, asking God to give me sensitivity to His Spirit and a readiness to work. Today, will you join me in praying for safety as we travel, for physical protection and health, for stamina and flexibility with graciousness, for a willingness to serve Him in new territory, but most of all—for God to be glorified through all of this?

Join me in praying?