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.
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)
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