9/23/09

day of rest...

So I woke up this morning and went up to breakfast to start my day before work.  I then took my 2 minute commute to work, one floor below the dining hall.  Once I arrived on the ward they asked if I would be willing to come back for the evening shift because they have been having a lot of sick calls and weren't sure if they would be short staffed.  I said that was fine and off I went.  Now a normal person at this point would most likely go back to bed BUT Im not normal so there I was at 7:05 with 7 hours of waiting ahead.  Yipee!  
As most of you know I am not a very patient person but this is one of the many things I had been praying for so I guess I should be saying "Thanks God!"  After a couple hours of hanging out on deck 8 listening to some music and doing some writing I decided to go walk along the dock.  As I walked listening to my ipod, trying to focus my mind I looked up ahead and instantly a smile broke out across my face and I yelled out, "Abla!" She turned around and ran toward me, right into my arms. I did my 'charades' talk/dance for her and her mother and found out that they were going back to their village today.  After walking and 'talking' with them I then gave one last hug and let them know I'd be praying for them (charades for prayer: put hands together as if praying and mouth 'I'll be praying for you').  
I know it is hard for me to just wait on the Lord and be patient with his timing for my life.  Today as I waited around God placed people and situations in my life that helped me see how he truly is in control of everything.  Now this doesn't mean we just need to sit back and enjoy the ride.  We need to show our faith through our actions.  We need to obey God and wait for his timing and deal with the situations that are placed before us as he would.  Both good and bad.
As most of you know I have been working on my prayer life and this week God has definitely showed me himself in different ways.  One of the biggest things he has taught me is that while I pray I need to fully BELIEVE that what I am praying for God is hearing and will act upon according to his will.  
Praises: 
God is revealing himself to me in new ways everyday 
True friendships both on and off the ship
My friend Danae who hurt her knee while playing soccer wont need surgery!
Nobody asked if i was pregnant this week (wearing baggy shirts helped..hehe..jk)
Prayers:
For Mercy Ships to continue to shine Jesus' light to all; in port and at home
The people of Benin and their continued belief that practicing voodoo is 'okay'
The health of the crew

2 comments:

Commotion said...

I guess I should comment on your post but instead I will comment that you have a photo of me on your blog!!!
Yes you do.
the rotating photos you have on the top right corner has a photo of me pulling a rope attached to the gangway.
but your blog is cool to read too.
thanks!!!!

Mom Taylor said...

I am happy to see how God is answering your prayer to pray more faithfully. I.E, not only more often but with more faith that He is really hearing. 1 John 4:19 says, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."
We love and miss you Becca! But we are so happy that God is showing you He is there with you!