What’s the plan for today?
Our 9-year-old daughter asks that question almost every night and EVERY Saturday morning. We often chuckle at her incessant need to know the plan. And we do try to give the kids an idea of how things will play out so that they can be prepared mentally and know how to respond to the different situations they find themselves in.
But realistically, are we any different? We want to know what we will be facing. Then we can do a risk assessment, and an options analysis, and strategically plan how we will move forward.
Ok. Not every family operates like a business. And neither do we.
But as we say that we are stepping out in faith and moving through the open doors, we still want to know what that looks like. We still want to know exactly what God will be asking us to do.
After 3 days the officers went throughout the camp giving orders to the people: “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the Levitical Priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of 2000 cubits between you and the ark; do not go near it.” Joshua 3:2-4
And so the words of Joshua 3 hit us really hard this week. …you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.
We’ve never been this way before. But as we continue with partnership development and continue preparing to live, work, and serve in Haiti, we are confident that we are following God’s command for us. And as he promised the Israelites that by moving out and following the ark, they would know which way to go. So too, we will know which way to go as we obey God and start moving.