18 May 2008

tonight marked the last day of the first week of field personnel orientation in virginia. the week has been hectic, to say the least. most of our hours are scheduled, from sunup to sundown. i am a bit overwhelmed with the sheer number of new faces, and new ideas.

tonight, we all gathered together to participate in a mapping ceremony. each family unit was asked to place a photo of themselves on a large world map, and share a prayer request for our time in orientation.

my prayer is two-fold:
one, that God might have mercy on my family.
two, that the Spirit might guide me in all truth.

i also ask that anyone lifting me up in prayer may petition the father, that he gives me a broken and humble heart. my heart is much inclined to arrogance. pray that He continually brings me low.

to all my brothers and sisters by common faith: grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

10 May 2008

If thou could'st empty all thyself of self,
Like to a shell dishabited,
Then might He find thee on the ocean shelf,
And say, "this is not dead,"
And fill thee with Himself instead.

But thou are all replete with very thou
And hast such shrewd activity,
That when He comes He says, "This is enow
Unto itself - 'twere better let it be,
It is so small and full, there is no room for me."

Sir Thomas Browne