Friday, February 27, 2009

What kind of person are you?

31 People
1 Yellow School Bus
14+ Pieces of Luggage
12 Hours PLUS!!!! trapped on the bus! Not really trapped.

Add it all together and you get quite a combination! Wait! Did I mention the countless number of water drops?? What fun. When it rains, it pours so the saying goes! Well when it rains on this bus it pours inside! Okay, Okay! Pours is a bit of an exagerration but it does run in pretty good.
So what kind of person are you? What does that have to do with the rain on the bus? (That's not part of the song by the way) That was the trouble that faced our group earlier and makes me think. What kind of person are you? The kind that tries to fix the problem? The kind that sits back and just watches and is somewhat amused?
The kind that has all the answers but does nothing? The kind that complains? Or do you just sit and try to make the best of the situation?

We all have different reactions to what comes our way. Big things and small all have different effects on us. And also how much or how little sleep we got the night before has something to do with it! We all want to be the kind of person that will react the right way. Just enough "do something" in us combined with just enough "it'll be okay".
What fun it is to have God throw us in some interesting situations and see what rises to the surface. Frustration, fear, anger, amusement, criticism?
What reaction do you find comes out the most in your life?
If it is not the reaction you want, try praying and operating in the opposite spirit.
When we have issues with our children, we work on teaching the reactions that we want to see but are not. We should do the same for ourselves.
This is not always an easy thing to do because that means we must recognize and diligently work on areas of our life that we are not satisfied with.
God will give you the guidance and the strength though.
God is forgiving and a great help.

So, what kind of person are you? Look and see, in your own life, if God is leading you to work on something!

Have a blessed day! And yes, I am writing this as I am still on this bus and YES God is showing me things to work on. Not just today but everyday so that I can be closer to My Father and more like the SON!

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Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!