tension

If we don’t remember we are on a mission, our lives turn to dust or idol worship…
Life involves a tension. What we decide prevails as it pertains to us.
What do we want?  Regardless of how optimum that is, we are limited by our Vision, our perspective, our worldview.
Our life is directed more, shaped more, by the unremarkable and routine decisions we make, thousands of them, than the landmark decisions we make once every handful of years.
Can we hear the Lord, and His leading, in the subtleties of daily life, when there is no show of hands made to indicate a decision?  I hope so.
Reality is a competitive context. I’m not saying this from a interpersonal standpoint, but from a decision standpoint. Our ability to be lead and choose wisely has an immediate consequence, and one that is long lasting.
The law of displacement needs to be understood. Nothing can fill a full life, as it’s already filled. To add something on, take a new direction, or strike out on a new course, room has to be made at the expense of something. Often these “somethings” occupy the high ground of our devotion, and are reticent to pass quietly into the margin.
This tension we all face.
The fruit of our lives, what results from this opportunity we call life, will be the evidence evaluated at the end of days. Choose wisely, and may wisdom prevail.
I’ll leave you with a scripture:

 

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom…
Ps [90:12] NASB

Today with the Congolese 

Today, as our time here in South Africa is coming to a close, we spent the day with some Congolese pastors in a day of introduction to the prophetic. Apparently they had not been previously exposed. 

It went well, and we made some new friends. 

Of course, while we’ve been here is Durban, we’ve been working with Rodney and Trina Kirkpatrick, who are longtime friends. Check out Rodney’s recent post about his ongoing work with this community, and blessings to you!

Work Among Congolese in South Africa, by Rodney Kirkpatrick. 

Prayers Please

Our team of 8 is all en route, from 4 different locations. A couple different nations, in fact. 

As you have opportunity pray for us. The headwind / resistance on the lead up was quite possibly the most severe I’ve ever faced. I know it was true for other team members as well. I know that there is something significant awaiting our obedience/ persistence. Please ask that this is accomplished. 

If you sense something from the Lord pls pass it along to scott@fxmissions.com. I’ll pass it on to the team for encouragement. 

We have some first time missionaries, one who has never flown (read – ouch on 14 hour first flight ever!!), and none have been to Africa except me. You guessed it. We will have some stories once this is done…

We should be sharing updates to Facebook.com/fxmissions every day or two. Pace with us thru the trip, and who knows, maybe you’ll want to consider being on the team on our next rotation?!?

Blessings and grace,

Scott 

Africa2017 Upcoming

Please be in prayer with us as we travel to Kenya and South Africa late October / early November!

Please pray for:

  • travel, rest and getting over the trip as fast as possible
  • grace for all the team, especially those who are going for the first time
  • that we give and receive all the Lord intends during this time
  • that everyone (team, hosts and others) are enriched and blessed by the time, and left “better off”
We will see Mishael and participate with he and the congregations in a conference!
We will be with the Kirkpatricks and greet them by name (haha), and spend some time with those they are working with in Durban and surrounding areas of South Africa.

Really appreciate the prayer support.  Watch for our updates from the field!  #Kenya2017 #SouthAfrica2017