Have you ever felt like you couldn't get enough of something? Like no matter how much you tried - it was just never enough?
That is how I feel about Jesus.
More than anything in this world-I desire to get to know him more.
More of Him and less of me.
Except for the problem is the "ME" keeps getting in the way of experiencing more of Him.
The "Me" that lives in this world- often finds myself following 'it' instead of Him.
For quite some time now I have had this burning desire to go to Africa- and somehow I know that this desire to go there and the desire to get to know more of Jesus somehow fit together.
It is something that I cannot even explain.
I don't know what it is about Africa- I mean, I have never even been there and to be honestly, I don't even know THAT much about Africa. But none the less, that is how I feel- and it's a feeling that will not go away.
Africa seems like such a different world. A world where perhaps it won't be so easy to be caught up in our face paced society that seems to be dying to have more, do more, be more- at any cost.
A place where perhaps- I will be able to get to experience Jesus in a different way.
But whatever the reason-God has been calling me there, and I know there is a missing part of me that is there- and waiting.
And I cannot wait to go.
I cannot wait to meet the part of Africa that the Lord has placed on my heart so deeply.
So in a few short weeks, me, my daughter Addisyn, and my good friend from church, (Hi Michelle!!) are going to be getting on a plane and heading to Africa. We are planning on visiting a few different orphanages and also meeting up with some missionaries in Ziway who we were introduced to through Lifesong for orphans. (We adore Lifesong for orphans!!)
I have no question that this trip will be life changing in so many ways... because I know without a doubt I will be bringing home a very special part of Africa with me. A part of something God has planned just for me. A part of something that I needed to be complete.
Isn't it funny how you can miss a place where you have yet to be?