Hangin' Out in Karongue

Hangin' Out in Karongue

Monday, February 15, 2016

Lessons Learned

Certain truths are “known” at a certain level in our mind: we affirm that yes indeed these things are true. But then, after having been forced to live and lean on and rest on and seek shelter in these truths, they become “known” in a deeper and more profound way. They are not any truer than they were before, it’s just that lived truths have a way of etching themselves more deeply on your heart and soul.

All of the lessons that the Lord has taught me in Senegal I already “knew” before we ever boarded the plane three years ago. But after our experiences these truths have taken on a greater depth of meaning in my life.

  • People are more important than time.
  • God will oftentimes give you more (even much more!) than you can handle so that He can teach you to trust Him.
  • Loving is hard, but it’s the most important thing.
  • We live in a very, very spiritually dark world.
  • Lost men are blind men.
  • The enemy’s greatest weapon is fear.
  • God is not in a hurry and He is always at work.
  • God’s common grace is evident everywhere.
  • Home is a place yet to come.
  • Reaching the world with the Gospel takes everyone.
  • Wisdom that comes from God is priceless.
  • Dependency is horrible; interdependency is precious.
  • Acts of love communicate fluently in any language.  
  • Ambiguity in our life drives us to walk by faith.
  • God wastes no detail in our life in forming us into the image of His Son.
  • Everything is always grace and grace is always sufficient.
  • Security and safety are only found in Christ and never in our circumstances.