In July we were not quite sure what kind of team we would be walking back into this term. After some serious team upheaval, and our own personal burnout, we were cautiously hopeful that the team had recovered as much as we had during our time in the states. But regardless of the state of our team, Jesus had some good words for us as we thought about rejoining them.
- This is His team. We get to partner with them and Him for His purposes. He cares for them more than we ever will.
- This team isn't any different than any other team- we have had struggles and will continue to face challenges because we are human. We will never find the perfect team. There is power in staying.
- There is power for staying! This team has access to the same power that raised Jesus from the dead- nothing is impossible for Him.
- Team is His idea. The Trinity communes together and works together and loves together in perfect harmony. We have God as our model and as our strength to do team life in way that brings Him glory.
During this first month back on the field we are grateful for the ways Jesus has met our team in these hard days.
Team life is seldom easy- but He promises to keep us.
It could have been a very different re-entry for us, but the Spirit has heard our prayers and kept our team. He has kept us meeting together for prayer. He has kept us well enough to continue ministering where He has placed us. He has kept us together in spirit- even when we are separated by continents.
For our team book study we are diving into Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Maybe your team wants to too?
I'm linking up at the Grove today at Velvet Ashes.