Countdowns 7, 6, 5…

COUNTDOWNS, continued

7 Unexpected moments when God revealed Himself in a new or fresh way
7-causing me to meet people to be ministered by, in conversation, prayer, encouragement, hugs. This happened multiple times in China, Cambodia, Thailand, pretty much everywhere…
6-causing me to sit down and just breathe it in. I the mountains, on the beach, with the kids. He alone can still my soul.
5-missing my fellowship at home, feeling disconnected from the community of faith in Sydney, He allowed a church service to be going on right there and then
4-moving the weather to allow/ prevent activities (Queenstown, Milford, Capetown)
3-being so present that I can’t say I was traveling alone
2-feeling weary, wanting rest… And getting an extra day at the house of prayer in India (my flight was moved a day!)
2b-getting weary and restless again, missing friends, and hearing right then from a friend
1-speaking to me in my prayers and studies daily (about Asia when I was there, about orphans when at the children’s home….)

6 favorite sites: (this may be edited later :))
6-Summer palace in Beijing
5-Islands of Thailand, Koi Phi Phi
4-Dolphins, inches from my face!
3-Elephants
2-Milford Sound
1-Ankor Wat

5 things I enjoy most about travel:
1-Sharing with new people (conversations)
2-Seeing new places
3-Learning new things
4-Being out of my comfort zone
5-Coming home (it is the same, and yet always new..)

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About dianar513

God-loving, world-exploring, musical, and adventuring gal :). Taking a year off from my school social work job to chase the things of God, try on some other experiences, and see what's next!
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4 Responses to Countdowns 7, 6, 5…

  1. Hepzibah Meek says:

    Di, Enjoyed your countdown thoughts. I will be going to Denver on April 16th and look forward to going home to family both spiritual and natural. Blessings, Hepzibah

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  2. anne rarich says:

    I am really enjoying your countdowns. What about one that is about those things or places or people that really surprised you?

  3. Lisa P- Lakewood, CO says:

    what do you love about being out of your comfort zone? Are you ever out of your comfort zone? seems like you roll pretty well with just about everything. 🙂

    • dianar513 says:

      That’s a great question, Lisa… I like that being out of my own comfort zone requires me to rely on God. I see the opposite of fear as faith and trust in the Father. In my everyday U.S. life I have most things ‘in control, planned, managed’. When traveling things can shift, and being open to that and whatever a day may bring is a sweet way to live. I guess out of ‘control’ might be a better way to phrase this, because I guess in a way I am in my comfort zone there, but in a different way–does that make sense??
      Thanks for asking… I do try to roll pretty well, and that’s how I deal with it!

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