It always takes a few days and a few hundred miles for the reality of another mission to fully sink in…to really realize and accept the fact that once we leave our front door, we won’t see it again for 40 days. 40 days of journeying. 40 days of ministering. 40 days of taking back the territory of marriage. All that is true…and more. However, I must also remember that God has a work He wants to do in my heart as well. It wasn’t until we were well down the road that I remembered that while my hopes are high with regard to all that will transpire in the lives of those we’ll meet and minister to along the way, I must also realize that God doesn’t want me to return home as the same woman I was before we left. He wants MORE of my heart…MORE of my mind…MORE of my soul. And, He wants me to receive MORE of Him…MORE of His love…MORE of His presence.
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, itwould be utterly scorned. Song of Solomon 8:7
For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. Deuteronomy 4:24