We made it safely to St. Louis, Missouri yesterday evening. I admit that most of the days are starting to blur together and I find myself constantly going back to my schedule to figure out the day and the state we are currently in.
That said, I am adjusting well. I am getting used to sleeping in my tiny bunk, which is a top bunk. I am hitting my head less on the ceiling and figuring out more efficient ways to change my clothes while horizontal. It’s strangely comforting, even though it reminds me of what it would be like to sleep inside an MRI machine.
I am at peace. My mind is clear. I feel like I am returning to my usual self, for the first time in awhile. More and more, I am realizing how stressful my job was and I am so thankful God brought me out of that situation.
Lord, You are good.
I tell people all the time how important it is to get away and gain new perspective. To step away and refocus. Sometimes our dreams are right in front of us, but we can’t see them until we look at them from a different angle.
“Make me know Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.”—Psalm 25:4-5
This is where I’m at. Throughout the last six days of traveling, God has been solidifying the answers to decisions I have been praying about and revealing His plans for me in a way I wasn’t able to see before I refocused.
Regardless of how long this trip lasts, I know I will be returning with restored vision and a fresh confidence to walk boldly into the direction He is calling me.
“Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.”—Psalm 86:11
Unite my heart to fear Your name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, so reveal to me Your holiness. Bind my heart with Your wisdom.
“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places.”—Psalm 43:3
Let Your truth be the filter that guards my mind. Lord, let me not worry about any other voice but Yours.
Align my eyes with Yours. Give me eyes to see what You see.