I enjoy travelling, as many of us probably do. This week, our trip was to Kisumu in Western Kenya. We were meeting other members of the DOVE Africa Council for two wonderful days together.
Apart from going places and seeing people, there is something about getting ready for a trip that also excites me. That is, you have to be organized, get everything done that needs to be done, make arrangements, meet deadlines. . . whatever it takes. On the day of a trip, I can get up by 2 a.m. without struggle just because adrenaline is flowing. I will need to be ‘ready’ to depart on time.
(Preparing for our trip next week – going to the U.S. for a full month – is a lot more complicated, but exciting nonetheless).
What about my final departure from this earth? Will I have the privilege of getting ready for that?
A frequent prayer of mine is that God gives me the grace to finish whatever He has created me to do. And also that the ‘work’ I am doing would not be in vain.
If that will be the case, then I need to be, as Jesus was, all about saying what the Father is saying1, doing what the Father is doing2, and working at what is on the Father’s heart3. The onus is on me, therefore, to know exactly what it is that He wants me to be doing, and to obediently do it!
Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Father, the time has come. . . . I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.”4
Amazing! And all for our Father’s glory!
1 John 12:49; 14:10; 2 John 5:19; 3 John 4:34; 4 John 17:1,4