Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. NKJV"Let him return to the Lord. . . and to our God"
As we near the end of our time at the ranch I am reminded to not become so caught up in preparations of leaving, questions of what will be done upon returning home, and a bubbling curiosity, anticipation, fear and excitement as we come ever closer to our six months in El Salvador that I forget my God and place Him on the back shelf in all the rush.
I need to be careful that I don't become so focused on the leaving that I forget the here and now, or so intent on being 'ready' that I forget God is the only one who can make me truly anything even close to ready.
I'll be careful to not forsake my time in the Word for time to get ready; careful to not take action and forget prayer or allow myself to be so hurried that it feels as though their is no time for prayer (which is really when I will need prayer most of all anyway).
I'm not going to forget that this really is God's trip, and He's just letting me come along for the ride.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.