Thursday, July 28, 2011

Not a piece of cake...


Let me just be honest... while it is easy to blog about the good things... funny things... exciting things... it's certainly not easy to blog about the hard things. Yet, to fantasize something is not truth, it is only a lie.

This is hard.
Are we surprised or caught off guard by it? Not really... but that doesn't make it easier. While I'm fighting
daily demands
whining children
packing up a house...

He's having reality smack him in the face of how hard life in Zambia really will be:
the HUGE learning curve,
the endless to do list,
being alone,
death, etc...

And before we know it, things we thought we had given over and surrendered, we find holding once again. Fear, anxiety, desire for comfort... the list goes on and on. But, we must combat it with truth... and of course, Jesus never disappoints with His word:

"In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. and take the helmet of salvation, and sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Eph 6:16

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation." Is 12:2

"For nothing will be impossible with God" Luke 1:37

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." 2 Cor 12:9

"I AM A MIGHTY GOD. Nothing is too difficult for Me. I have chosen to use weak ones like you to accomplish My purposes. Your weakness is designed to open you up to My Power. Therefore, do not fear your limitations or measure the day's demands against your strength. What I require of you is to stay connected to Me, living in trusting dependence on My limitless resources. When you face unexpected demands, there is no need to panic. Remember that I am with you. Talk with Me, and listen while I talk you through each challenging situation.
I am not a careless God. When I allow difficulties to come into your life, I equip you fully to handle them. Relax in my presence, trusting in My Strength."

~Jesus Calling~

(Shane... I believe this one was just for us both... I know we are well aware of our weaknesses, especially when we are apart... But we MUST rely on the TRUTH and true strength that comes only from the LORD... and He is here with us both... I love you & the man you are...)


  1. Praying for God's peace to surround you and HIS strength to carry you through this next journey! Those of us who are wrestling with God about going to the mission field are watching you..not to see if you,re perfect or if life will be easy for you...but to SEE GOD show up! So we can take those leaps of faith as well! You are increasing my faith Mitzi!:)

  2. Thanks for your honesty- that's why i like you! (o; I'm praying for HIS strength and reassurance for both you and Shane!

  3. just found your blog. i was drawn to it because that song has been my favorite.

    how very exciting to be moving to zambia!! to work with orphans!! (i'm jealous.) we lived in asia for 4 years while we was having babies and you know what we learned? a lot! God did more in us than thru us, i'm sure. just want to encourage you that the God who is taking you there will keep you there, providing for every need you have: emotionally, spiritually, physically, everything! He never changes his mind about the things he gives people either. He knows you and he wants you there!

    Happy moving!

  4. Been praying for you, girl! I didn't know you were leaving TX soon - I'll have to get your new address to send your kids their package!