People have asked me how I'm preparing for this trip. There are really two ways.
- Reading the Bible
- Prayerful meditation
Our pastor recently asked us to submit a mini-bio about ourselves. One of the questions in the bio was "What do you hope God will do through you?" I don't "hope" God will do something through me. I know He will and that's because I know, without a doubt, God called me to go to Colombia.
The Blackaby study has helped me see where God has been working in my life and it's encouraged me to see this whole trip as experiencing God.
People ask me "Well, what are you going to be doing down there." I never know how to answer that question. John 15:5 says "Apart from me, you can do nothing." I would be foolish to think that anything that happens down there is because of me. In fact, I'm being cautious of having any expectation about what we are going to "do." Rather, I am preparing to see God at work and to listen for Him to speak to me.
What, exactly, God will do through me, is up to Him. "Understanding what God is about to do where I am is more important that telling God what I want to do for Him." (Blackaby, 38).