I felt led to take a moment to ask for you all to lift us up in prayer. We know we are approaching a season with a lot of difficulty and emotional struggle. Can't go into much detail, but the days ahead, as weird as it seems to say this, are filled with a need for "extra" prayer. I read this passage from Spurgeon's Morning and Evening and was very encouraged.
"The early saints, that they dared to do at God’s command things which carnal reason would condemn. Whether it be a Noah who is to build a ship on dry land, an Abraham who is to offer up his only son, or a Moses who is to despise the treasures of Egypt, or a Joshua who is to besiege Jericho seven days, using no weapons but the blasts of rams’ horns, they all act upon God’s command, contrary to the dictates of carnal reason; and the Lord gives them a rich reward as the result of their obedient faith. Would to God we had in the religion of these modern times a more potent infusion of this heroic faith in God. If we would venture more upon the naked promise of God, we should enter a world of wonders to which as yet we are strangers. Let Jeremiah’s place of confidence be ours—nothing is too hard for the God that created the heavens and the earth." (June 30th, PM)
We ask that you pray: for Ansley and us to act on God's commands, contrary to the dictates of human reason. Pray for obedient and heroic faith. Pray for us to hang our hearts on the promises of God's word and thereby enter a world of wonders of which we are yet strangers. (I feel as if we have gotten a taste of this wonder in the past year, and we find ourselves yearning for more.) Pray for bold confidence that nothing is too hard for our God. Pray for spiritual protection and resilience to survive a difficult season.
Thanks and we couldn't walk this journey without your prayers.