Traveling this semester has emphasized in my life that I need God completely for strength and tenderness and humility to serve other people and to not serve myself. Specifically these past weeks, God has pounded into me that I am not just doing my job here on team. I am fighting a spiritual battle…one I am completely equipped for but very often do not take seriously. Through the Word, prayer and dependence, God has promised that we are fully ready to fight this battle. However, I am content to do only what is required of me with a “bare-minimum” mindset.
God is teaching me, breaking me, and chiseling me away as I walk this journey that He has given me. I am seeing more and more how insufficient I am and how much I need Jesus Christ in my life. Of course I need God when times are hard, and when I don’t know what to do. But I also need Him when things are good and everything seems to be going smoothly.