I was back from the one-week mission trip in Biak Island, Papua, Indonesia. Two weeks before I was off to Kenya, to attend LittWorld 2012, World Media Training Conference, Brackenhurst. I opened an email from Media Associates International (MAI), reminded me to send my itinerary by 15th October, to ensure my airport transportation to the conference centre.
I asked the Lord to give me His wisdom, and He always brought me back to what I had taught others about faith, in the seminars for parents and teachers in Biak…
“Which one of these three parts of this verse that you love the most?” I looked at the audience, “But seek first His kingdom… and His righteousness,… and all these things will be added to you.” They looked back at me and with their big smiles, they replied, “The third one.”
“Good, you are honest!” I said, and they laughed.
“But, who is going to add all these things to you?”
“The Lord,” they replied.
“Correct! It is His part. And which one is yours?”
“The part one and two.” I saw their big smiles again.
“Great! So, our part is knowing Him and His word better and closer each day, and… He will do His part: He will add all these things to you.”
Through the whole process since the moment I knew that going to LittWorld 2012 is in His plans for my life, the Lord has been working out in me the kind of faith He wanted me to have. He doesn’t allow me to have even the slightest worried or fret. The more I know Him, the more I love Him, the more He wants me to experience His promise, His Word.
His sweet promises, “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?” “And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” Not just so promising and sweet. He wants me to experience that it is true, and He truly meant it!
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Have a peaceful New Year!
– eva kristiaman