Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Take comfort weary Sojourner

I have been praying a lot recently about work and life in general.  At work I'm always praying that God would help me to work harder, and do better.  That my welds and quality of work would improve and that He would give me favor in the eyes of my supervisors.  He has done that and so much more.  The quality of my work is improving, but I think I can still do better and have much more to learn.  My bosses are keeping me slammed with work everyday.  I'm always fabricating something new or making a full playground set or doing special orders or whatever they need done right away.  I've always operated on the premise that my job is on the line that way I work hard and try and stay humble (if I can say that without coming off proud).  My boss is a hard guy to figure out, but today he said some of the most encouraging words to me.  Basically he said that they were making some changes and I was their welder/fabricator and would be depended on heavily in the changes that are to come.  He said a lot of other encouraging stuff that really gave me a boost in self confidence at the work place.  God has now also possibly opened the door to return to Kenya with YWAM working on Lake Victoria ministering to the island folks.  We'll see how that pans out.  Right now I'm just trying to wait on the Lord and not rush into anything.  I keep seeing this picture in my mind that is sort of a blend between the two pictures I got sunday and something out of the movie "Twister", but here it is.  I see myself walking down a straight muddy road that has water on both sides of it.  I'm struggling with my cross that is over my shoulder much like was depicted in the movie "The Passion of the Christ".  I'm in the middle of a huge storm with rain and sleet, but worse than that there are 3 water spouts twisting all around me.  I trudge on head drooped, back burdened, just trying to make it.  Did I just eat some bad food?  Probably not, this picture has been in my head since I heard Kim and Ron tell me of the ones that they were seeing.  What does it mean? 
I take comfort under Your wings.  You are my strong tower and place of refuge, You are the reason that I sing.  I may be wounded, but I will not leave the fight, because You are healing me.  The fog of war has blinded my eyes, so now I listen, I listen for my Savior's voice.  You lead me through the valley of the shadow of death, You are a shield around me.  When I stumble You catch me, and when I'm weak You carry me.  When I cry You comfort me, and I know that I am never alone. 
Psalm 23
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures;  He leads me beside quiet waters.  He restores my soul;  He guies me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for You are with me;  Your rod and Yoru staff, they comfort me.  You have prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

Good to hear that the Lord is speaking to you on all these things! We will be praying and also checking into the information about Lake Victoria more.

Always love to read your Blog! See you this Sunday.

Big Hug,
Love Your Biggest Fan

friend said...

Checking you out from Ireland... I hope your dreams come true and you can take some of our folks..