For weeks leading up to my trip to Haiti, I had been calling it a “vision trip”. I thought I would come to Haiti and get an idea of where I would like to make a long term commitment. I truly expected to find an organization that I could come alongside and really sow into something that was already established. Well, of course, God exceeded all expectations. I do believe that God had bigger plans for my “vision trip” than I could have ever dreamed.
My trip to Haiti is at an end. I am currently sitting in the Port-au-Prince airport, waiting to board my flight. I do believe that the vision God has placed in my heart for Haiti is something that only he can do. I know that everything will have to be done in his strength and completely in his timing, but I am so excited to see how he pulls this off. My reply to all of this is simply, “do it, Lord!”
I have spent a lot of time recently in 2 Samuel 7:18-22;25-29. It says:
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far? And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord God. You have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord God! And what more can David say to you? For you know your servant, O Lord God! Because of your promise, and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness, to make your servant know it. Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. (…) And now, O Lord God, confirm forever the word that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house, and do as you have spoken. And your name will be magnified forever, saying, ‘The Lord of hosts is God over Israel,’ and the house of your servant David will be established before you. For you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel,have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. And now,O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever.”
I honestly cannot think of a better response than this to the vision God has given me. I am blown away by him and his plans, and I am thankful that he would even consider using me in this way. I will post again with more details of what I feel he is calling me into, but for now, please keep me in your prayers as I seek after him and his will.
Lord, I place all of me into your hands. Use me as you will.