Really. All packed!! Bruce too. Whoo-hoo, we are so awesome hahaha. Cleaned house this morning, including clean sheets on the bed-- won't that be nice to come home to?! laundry done and garbage out. Kitty-sitter is all set with her short list of instructions: feed the cat. pet the cat.
Walk with Melody this morning -- one last time to really stretch those legs before a sit-in on several planes. she gave me some good looking books to read while on the trip. can't wait to delve in! she asked me just before we said good bye if i was nervous... you know what? I am excited and I suppose nervousness will set in as we land... but i am so filled with God's peace and the assurance that He called us to this. I showed Melody the little wooden cross I have on my purse right now. It has been traveling with me for about a year now. It was during the CTK 'cross walkers' series and it is part of the story about feeling the call on my heart to go on this mission trip.
I woke up at 3 am this morning and couldn't go back to sleep (Probably had something to do with the grande burrito I had at dinner last night!!) so I finally got up and did some constructive things like paint my toenails and organize my purse. then i finally settled in the living room chair and started reading scripture at random. I have a short and sweet verse that the Lord brought to my attention that is now written down on a post-it-note and going with me as my pocket verse of encouragement.
From 1 John 5:4 "For every child of God defeats this evil world by TRUSTING CHRIST TO GIVE THE VICTORY."
WOW! So simple but so powerful!! Now anytime I face a difficult situation I can remember and rest in perfect peace that I only need trust in Him for the victory. it's not up to me to bring it. what a sweet relief.