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Mar 8

Good morning, Father!
Thank you so much for all the exciting learning and progress lately! Homelessness seems more friendly with the possibility of having a laptop and creating videos of our crazy life on the road! Thank you for waking me up before the sun again today, already excited, already having the next step in mind, what I need to learn next! Please continue to guide me in my learning and experimentation, and please continue to prepare us in ALL ways for these coming changes, Lord. We still do not even have a working vehicle yet, but you know all about that, Father. I know you will provide. I still trust you completely! Please continue to help me refresh my knowledge of edible wild plants and others to avoid — in addition to preparing my belongings for storage and getting ready for video production. So MUCH to do — thank you, Lord! 😀

 
Hebrews 12:2 KJV

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 
Hebrews 12:1-3 ERV

We have all these great people around us as examples. Their lives tell us what faith means. So we, too, should run the race that is before us and never quit. We should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us fall. 
We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne. 
Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying.

 
Father, I thank you that YOU are the author — not just of our faith but also of our story — and we are just the main characters in our own particular version of the story. That is SO cool, Lord! It is peaceful and reassuring to know that all we have to endure are some possible discomforts like some hunger, maybe sleeping in the cab or bed of a truck, peeing in pit toilets or in the woods, cooking over fire, or eating cold food out of cans. Some of these things are typical outdoor-adventure or roughing-it inconveniences that recreational campers embrace by choice, and the rest are things that have a high potential for improvement over time. I am grateful that neither my husband nor myself have to make decisions by ourselves — we have each other, and we have your Spirit to guide us. All that ANY of your children have to do is just be WILLING, and trust in you. YOU make the decisions, and you enable us to obey your will. Simple! Perhaps not always so easy, but SIMPLE. Thank you, Lord! 🙂

 

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