EM Mission Journal Six
Theme: Swimming Upstream
Would you rather float DOWNstream on an inner tube with the current, or swim UPstream against the current?
A mission trip can be like swimming UPstream. Someone might say, “You’re doing what? Going where? You must be out of your mind! Is it safe?” And you can find yourself going against the current – like swimming UPstream!
There are always voices tempting us to take the easy way! Go with the flow! Float your way through life - DOWNstream.
But there is another voice we need to hear, the Apostle Paul who writes to the Romans:
Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking...Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. (Romans 12:2)
As you embark on this new experience, prepare for the swim of your life! Get in the water and be refreshed. Get energized as you exercise your servant muscles. Breathe deeply the Spirit of God trusting that God will always hold you up in the water. Believe that God will bring the best out of you, and even create you into a well-formed, mature swimmer!