Living the Dream!!!
I woke up this morning realizing that I am living the dream! In other words, I do not know how my life could be any better. I am leaving for Asia with my family of six. We love God, love each other, and are excited to minister to people in need. We are free to go anywhere His Spirit leads and for as long as His Spirit leads. What more can a guy ask for? I know it doesn’t sound like the American dream. It’s far better.
It has been an emotional week for the Chans as we said good-bye to our close friends and family. Though we are excited, it is hard to leave those we love.
This will probably be my last update for the year, but my wife may decide to update this website regularly. I have decided to disconnect from the public for a couple of months. I have even ditched my cell phone and email. Most of you are probably too young to remember the pre-internet days. Believe it or not, we survived just fine without being accessible to thousands of people 24 hours a day. So I’m off the grid for a while, but feel free to continue dialoging amongst yourselves about whether or not I am doing the right thing. Many of you are pretty confident that you know God’s will for my life, pray that He would tell me also. (Like my sarcasm?)
Seriously though, I really would love your prayers. I want to believe that I have surrendered my life to the will of God, allowing Him to lead my family and me to any place on the earth. I pray He shows me any areas of my life that I have not truly surrendered. I pray that I would know Him more deeply, experience His power more fully, and minister more effectively than ever.
“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:16-20
For some reason, I woke up with a phrase in my head the other morning. I’ll leave you with it:
“A lot of things make sense until you die.”