First Few Days…

Due to the fact that I have been in a half-asleep state since I arrived, I am treating this post like a blog because I have sat down to write it twice!  So, here goes nothing!

Well, today was an eventful day.  My flight was 15 hours, so maybe saying the past few days has been eventful is a bit more appropriate.  Although the travel portion of this trip is always a bear, the end result is always worth it.  Flying in over Namibia, which is beautiful, and landing in my favorite country in the entire world (after the US) makes the journey and the months of preparation worth it.  The views on the flight in truly take my breath away, even though this isn’t my first rodeo!  Honestly, it is still sinking in that I am actually here.  My host home is absolutely amazing.  Bastiean and Ursula, my host family, have been amazing.  The accommodations are more than I could have ever asked for, proving the God always provides for His children.   

Turns out I fell asleep over my computer last night, so to continue, I have seen nothing other than God making my path clear and providing for me this week.  I woke up this morning and decided to get back into the routine of my devotions, something that fell off my schedule this summer.  This is a DIRECT quote from what I read this morning, and it still gives me goosebumps:

“Rest in Me, My Child.  This time devoted to Me is meant to be peaceful, not stressful.  You don’t have to perform in order to receive My love.  I have boundless, unconditional Love for you.  How it grieves me to see My children working for Love: trying harder and harder, yet never feeling good enough to be loved.”

That resonated with my after I read it because how much more applicable could a devotion possibly be? I felt as if God was communicating directly with me, and it has really reinvigorated me and given me a second wind.   The nerves that were beginning to control my emotions and attitude have seemed to fade into the background…God is good and God is big.  Let him lead you today, it’s the most freedom I’ve ever experienced.

More posts and pictures soon!  I get introduced to my church tonight, which is exciting!


Author: FollowGrayson

I am an international missionary from Buckhead, a suburb outside of Atlanta. I am currently serving in South Africa for a year!

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