walk with me as i walk with Him
my mom just gave me the OK for missions.
i was praying and praying and freaking out about asking her for a couple months now. but it was so easy. i’m glad i prayed about it. God really just showed me Grace with the simplicity of her answer:
“YES PLEASE. WE JUST WANT YOU NOT TO BE HERE OVER THE SUMMER.”
LOL. that’s the exaggerated translation of what she said to me. I love my mom so much and i’m so blessed to have her… and she said my dad will be glad for me to be out of the house too! :)
but one thing she did say that really humbled me was this:
“when i was younger, i went out to the shigol (rural areas) and kind of had this mindset that ‘i’m better than these people, i have so much to give them.’ but i really began to learn after i was with these people that they opened my eyes so much; they taught me so much more than i could have taught them.”
i think this is the mindset that i want to have going in to missions this summer. i don’t want to have that pride that i have any power or authority over these people. if the Holy Spirit allow it, then connections will be made, and He will teach us both.
i didn’t even know, but there’s a verse in chinese caricature hanging on my wall.
it’s read right to left, top to bottom:
32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
i really pray that the Truth really sinks into my heart and i embrace it!