If you have read many of my posts, you know that I served on the mission field for close to three months this summer. After my time in the Philippines, we had a week in Alabama to debrief before finally returning home. During this week, we took time to write a letter to ourselves that would be mailed many months after we had slipped back into everyday life. I received my letter last week and I wanted to share it with you because I feel like it is a good reminder to us all. We have all been through something in our life that we don't want to forget; we want to remember exactly how we felt in those moments and never forget the way it changed us.
This letter was written August 2, 2012. I hope that through my words, you can remember a time that you were spiritually on fire - allow the Lord to take you to that place and never forget the freedom you have in Christ alone and how it felt for your heart to be held in His hands.
"I hope this letter finds you almost done with a semester & that this prayer serves as a reminder & encouragement.
Dear Lord, may I never forget what it felt like to be on the front lines of a spiritual battler. Thank you for giving me boldness & courage, for walking with me always.I pray that you push me out of my comfort zone, please continue to interrupt my life - give me opportunities to speak your truth & wisdom into the darkest parts of this world and into hearts that have become hardened to the light. Lord, I am so scared of falling back into routines and every day life - I will continue to sit with you Lord, to be change & enthralled by your beauty & marvelous presence. This summer I learned that, with you, I am stronger than I think, I can be bold!
Never forget to live for the Kingdom. The things of this earth with pass - even the ones that you love - but the Lord remains. Don't make decisions for today, remember your witness & the things you have seen."
Keep fighting the good fight,