Friday, January 25, 2008

Simple thoughts during a movie....

I've always longed for adventure
To do the things I've never dared
And here I'm facing adventure
Then why am I so scared

These words struck me tonight as I watched The Sound of Music with the other American missionaries. It so clearly expresses the question that has been on my heart this past week. God has made it so plain to me that I am to be here in Uganda at this time. He has put this desire in my heart - before I even recognized it. I truly have always longed for this adventure. So, when faced with it, why am I so scared? More than anything, God just used these simple words to convict my heart - to remind me that He is the One who has led me here. He is the One who has paved the way. I know and trust that God is good and that He is faithful to His promises. So, I have no reason to fear. This thought was confirmed earlier in the night when I went to our weekly Bible study. As I was explaining how God led me to be involved with the Rafiki Foundation, they shared how I was an answer to their specific prayers. The God we serve is so mighty! He works outside of our time and space. And, He is good - He has our best interest at heart. Why am I so scared?


karin said...

You're blogging! You're blogging about a MOVIE! You're blogging about a movie with music!! Have I mentioned that I miss you???

Andrea, thank you so much for being open and sharing your beautiful heart. Being scared is part of being human. The LORD had to tell Joshua not to be afraid, and not to be discouraged. You're doing the right thing--you are giving Him your fears, your emotions, your life, and trusting Him. You're on a journey!

Praying for you and loving you,

karin said...

One more thing....


I'm so going to Uganda.

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful picture of God's presence in your life. I am continually touched by how openly you share what is on your heart. It means so much to those of us here anxious to hear what is going on.
Love you!

Jessica said...

I almost felt like I was talking to you by reading this! I love hearing the different ways the Lord speaks to your heart! Thanks for being so transparent, you are a treasure and I miss you so much! I love you and pray for you often! I am SO glad to hear that tonight was therapeutic for you, yet another answer to prayer! Love you MJ!!! URMFAAWB! LULCD! NOWETYP!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea, You are so precious and you express yourself so beautifully!! Thanks for sharing your heart, Much love to you always, Nancy (your aunt).