June 10, 2014
Submitted by: Donna
Recently, I sat contemplating going to Mexico for the upcoming mission trip. I asked the Lord what he was going to have me do there. He spoke to me and said you’re going to go up that mountain.
You see, when I went on my first mission trip in 2005, I had just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It was a miracle I even went because a couple of months before I couldn’t even walk well. As I watched my brothers and sisters go off to walk up that mountain, the Lord spoke to me that one day I would do the same but in his timing.
The next year I went on the mission trip again, but still no release from the Lord to go up the mountain. After that, the MS started to progress. I became sicker, but I always held on to what the Lord had spoken to me about my healing and the mountain…that he was going to heal me…and that I would walk up that mountain.
So, here I am going back to Mexico in 2014. And I’m going to go up that mountain – not because I want to, but because the Lord has called me to. I’m so excited because it’s much more than just walking up the mountain. It’s about being obedient to my Father and waiting upon his timing and direction no matter what my heart wants. When we wait on him and follow his direction, we will succeed in all we do, and he will be glorified.
Pray not only for me but for the whole mission team. Pray that we will listen for our Father’s voice and act upon it so that not only will this mission team succeed in what God wants for us to do for the people in Mexico but also that he will do a work in us. And, most of all, that he will be lifted up and glorified.