I’ve always thought it was interesting that Italians use the same word for hello and goodbye. However, Saturday night at midnight, it made perfect sense. In that split second (in your own respective time zones), we all said goodbye to one year and hello to a new year. What a reminder of how much we are NOT in control of! In the blink of an eye, we turned the page of a new year. What was done or left undone in 2011 is
history. What was said or left unsaid can never be rewritten. Wow. Once again I am reminded of how great God is and how small I am. I am utterly dependent on Him.
Our prayer is that we hear God speak. I don’t know where most of you are in your walk with the Lord and what your personal experiences have been. I can count on one hand the times I know God has personally and specifically spoken to me about an issue. Here I am Lord, asking for it again! I don’t want to end this journey with a vague, blah, feeling. I don’t want to have one of those, “God isn’t leading in any specific way, so let’s just make a decision” experiences. I refuse to just walk in one direction and pray that God will open or close the doors!!
I want to hear YOU speak God! I want the “lightbulb”! I want to know, beyond a shadow of any doubt, that YOU have a people group picked out for us. I want to hear your voice, the voice of my Shepherd, leading me (us) to a village that longs to hear Your truth, even if they don’t even know if yet.
Is that too much to ask? Is this request too bold? I don’t think so. I serve a personal God who longs to have a relationship with all humanity. I’m listening….