For today's post, I am following the one-word prompt from Kate at Heading Home. This has been a good way to keep me on track posting somewhat regularly.
you're interested in trying it, click that link to her blog. Every
Friday is a new word, and the only rules are: Write for 5 minutes. Link
your post on hers. It's pretty cool, and I find a new blog every week.
(Now if only I would make the time to revisit more often during the week.)
This week's one-word is "Journey".
Moving to China was a challenge. It was a long journey through bureaucracy, before we even left the States, and that journey is ongoing.
But I have come to realize that the inner struggle is the hardest part.
I spent this morning in prayer, watching a worship service recorded from back home, because I have no spiritual support in my present location. I know that this journey is only beginning, and God has plans for my husband and I. We need to be here. We prayed a lot about this before making the decision.
Little things have been battering at my inner peace.
Things like getting sick and not having my usual medicines handy.
Insomnia has finally thrown me for a loop, making me even question my sanity.
Our small jar of peanut butter, as compared to the huge one we used to buy back home.
I cannot begin to guess what is to come. Our intention was to be here for years, as long as our health was fine. Perhaps God has other plans.
The journey is not easy, but it is not horrible, and it is not over. I just have to mentally condition myself to remember to praise God for all things, and trust.