For those of you that have been readers here for a while, you are aware that two years ago we started on a journey with Wycliffe Bible Translators, to be missionaries in the Philippines. We have made a number of sacrifices and life-changing decisions toward reaching the goal. However, after two years of attempting to raise funds and still being over 60% away from our goal, God has clearly closed the door and is redirecting our path.
I love what Saint Augustine has to say about trusting the Lord, “Trust the past to the Mercy of God, the present to His Love, and the future to His Providence.” And this is exactly what we are doing.
From the beginning this has been a Faith Journey. One of trust, stepping out of our comfort zone, and a total and complete dependence on Our Father.
While this door may have closed and our path changed, the Faith Journey has not. In fact, if anything, He has intensified it more.
My breath has been taken away more than once over the last six weeks or so, as I have seen God working in our family. I can say with absolute assurance, God may have shut the door, but He didn’t walk out of it!