Friday, May 30, 2008

A New Journey

“I know that when I embark on a new spiritual journey, Satan will do anything to make sure I fail.” –Steve

I’m in the Colorado Springs airport right now, and I am embarking on a new spiritual journey. I just got done with my EDGE Corps training, and I now face the daunting task of fundraising the money needed for me go to my mission field: Arizona State University. Satan has a firm grasp on many students on the campus, and the last thing he wants is a God-sent missionary shaking things up. Satan will do everything he can to wear me out, tear me down, and finally convince me that I am not supposed to be on EDGE Corps. The staff of the Navigators preached over and over again, “This is going to be hard.” “You will fail.” “You cannot do this on your own.”

I have a feeling I am going to learn this the hard way. I imagine myself going back home, doing everything in my power to fundraise my support, and falling flat on my face. It will only be when I do everything in God’s power that He will reveal to me is sovereignty over this challenge. One thing I do know is this: God has started me on this journey, and God will finish everything He starts.

Please pray that God will demonstrate His power through my fundraising in such a way that I cannot take credit for it. I don’t know how He will do it, and it’s scary to hand over that trust to Him. But just like everything else in my life, I fail the most when I try to make it on my own. Thank God I have the Lord as my strength.


Susan said...

I'll be praying for you, Tim...I'm so glad you are taking on this challenging task and following God!

spartacus21 said...

it is such a scary thing! but as sarah says, if God out in the order...he is going to pay the bill! praying for you.

J-Ra said...

I have been and will continue to pray for you throughout all this. Keep me posted.

spartacus21 said...

really thinking about you and spiritual warfare today..hope you are well friend.