Here are some words of wisdom or most would say common sense for those moving on the other side of the world. Don’t wait until 2 days before to begin packing. I was eating these words 5 days ago. Then this verse came to mind when Jesus sent out the twelve disciples. Jesus said…“Take nothing for the journey except a staff-no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra tunic.”
Jesus was reminding me that I just need to continue following Him. Don’t sweat the small stuff. This gave me peace. I praise God for His word. This allowed me to be in the moment and share a special time with my family and friends. I had thought I was over the saying goodbye part. Not true! Again, another reminder of how blessed I am to have a loving family and friends who truly love me unconditionally. It was hard saying goodbye but praise God for technology as I have been able to talk to them already!
Now, back to that scripture reference. I think Jesus was just saying… Follow me and I’ll do the rest. Go and see what happens. Take a leap of faith and watch what I do. I will provide. Well, I am and His word has been true so far. Go figure! I had the easiest flight I have ever had. I arrived at my place with the coolest landlords ever. They even turned on the Ryder Cup for me! Woke up and got my cell phone switched over. To date, this is the first time in my entire life I have done something with technology and it actually worked. Since being picked up from the airport I have been embraced with some of the awesome community from Living Hope I will be doing life with. They have already made this transition seem easy (knock on wood). To top it off, I was able to rent a car today. I drove on the other side of the car and road and didn’t wreck (knocked on wood again).
This morning I went to King of Kings Baptist Church. This is Pastor John Thomas’ church who is the founder of Living Hope. Was amazing to see all of this come full circle. Please check out my first blog to understand and stand amazed yourself. http://ddsouthafrica.com/2014/03/19/my-journey/
How good it is to be right where God wants you to be. I am looking forward to getting oriented this week and meet up with the people I will be serving alongside at Living Hope. I appreciate everyone’s prayers and ask to please continue praying. They are not only being heard by God but they are also being felt by me. Yes, the Holy Spirit is that powerful.
Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions thus far or if you’re curious about anything. Or just to say what’s up. I love hearing from folks. Dustin.firstname.lastname@example.org
I should have much more to say the next few weeks once the jet lag goes away and I get settled in. And I’ll share some pics soon! Stay tuned…
God seën jou!