I was standing in the middle of my stunt group with sweat pouring off of me. On one hand, we had been practicing for almost three hours. On the other, I had a coach about six inches away from my face ripping me a new one.
I spent last week with the TBA Disaster Relief Team ministering in Victoria, Texas, where Hurricane Harvey hit and spent a while wreaking havoc. The group we were part of provided food, necessities, chainsaw help, roof tarping, and removal of wet drywall, floors, and ceilings. So far, we have addressed needs in almost 500 damaged homes in Victoria. We also prayed with thousands of people, and have seen over sixty people come to faith in Christ!
It is impossible to look at this title and not think of the well know hymn, “Trust and Obey.” Here’s the background story on this beloved hymn. One night at a Dwight L. Moody evangelistic meeting in Brockton, Massachusetts, a young man stood up to testify about his confidence of salvation. He said, “I am not quite sure,” meaning that he wasn’t really certain that God would save him from his sins—and then he continued, “But I’m going to trust, and I’m going to obey”—meaning that he planned to trust God for his salvation and to do what he could to obey God’s will.
Think about it. Are you running on fumes? As I sit here and write, that is where I am. I just want to close my eyes. I’m exhausted, weary and dog tired! Dog tired – I’ve heard that all my life. What does that mean? I have three dogs and they sleep most of the day waiting for me and my husband to get home. They are overjoyed when they see us and can’t wait for a walk and some food. Then, guess what? They are ready for another nap. They can’t be tired!