'Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in "the shadow of His hand" (Isaiah 49:2). The saint's duty is to be still and listen. There is a "darkness" that comes from too much light-that is the time to listen... When God gives you vision and darkness follows, wait. God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on his timing. (Isaiah 50:10-11)'
(Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest)
In this journey, I have no doubt had my ups and downs. And although I am incredibly confident that we have heard God clearly, I still have my moments of "what are we doing?" as the time passes and things have not turned out how I'd expected. You might say we have been in our "shadow" moment.
The word that we keep getting from God is to "wait" but as you know, WAITING IS SO HARD TO DO! However, I will tell you that as we wait and practice patience it is SO TRUE that 'those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary (Isaiah 40:31).'
God has opened SO MANY doors for us as we've been here! So far we have literally seen God bring to us ministry contacts that go way beyond what we've expected. We have had chances not only to meet people who share the same passion and heart as us but we have also had the chance to meet key people