Tomorrow morning the team will leave for Honduras. Six people will fly from Omaha and three people from Des Moines. Please be in prayer for us that we will be blessed with safe travel.
Our devotions while we’re in Honduras focus on our GPS, that is, becoming more “Globally Positioned to Serve.” In order to find our way through the ups and downs of new situations and cultures, we are wise to seek God’s divine direction.
Isaiah 30:18-23 has something to say to us about being globally positioned to serve.
But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right – every- thing. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones…Cry for help and you’ll find it’s grace and more grace. The moment he hears, he’ll answer. Just as the Master kept you alive during the hard time, he’ll keep your teacher alive and present among you. Your teacher will be right there, local and on the job, urging you on whenever you wander left or right. “This is the right road. Walk down this road.” You’ll scrap your expensive and fashionable god-images. You’ll throw them in the trash as so much garbage, saying, “Good riddance!” God will provide rain for the seeds you sow. The grain that grows will be abundant. (The Message paraphrase)
As we embark on our mission trip we pray that we will become more Globally Positioned to Serve, and realize that God wants to direct us every step of the way. We want to list to the still, small voice of God say, “This is the right road. Walk down this road.”
In finding the right road, we need to consider the road Jesus walked. He walked down the right road, God’s road, every day. Jesus was perfectly “globally positioned to serve.” He said to his disciples, “Follow me.” Whenever we follow his way of love, we are walking down the right road.
We thank God for our eyesight, guidance and direction in life. Pray that we will yield ourselves to God during the mission trip by repeating this prayer over and over: “Lord, show me the right road, and help me to walk it. Show me the right road and help me to walk it…..”
The Honduras Mission Team