When I began the application process, I had a list on why I wanted to join the Peace Corps. They have been circulating in my head over time and especially when I received an invitation. It is how I came about last week to know very clearly this is what God was leading me to do after pointing it out! This past week, I have been thinking about eventually getting a verse for my new adventure.
I love Robin Jones Gunn and again, I'm going to be quoting her book characters. This comes from the last book in the Christy Miller series when Christy is going somewhere else other than where she had originally planned.
"You need a verse. Something from God's Word to plant in your heart for this trip." -Jakobs
"To plant in the garden of my heart?" - Christy
"Yes. You need a promise to...how do you say it? Held on with?" -Jakobs
"You mean to hold on to. You think I need a special verse to hold on to." -Christy
"Yes, I do." -Jakobs
I have been wanting a verse to hold onto while I am in the Peace Corps, kind of like having a theme for my trip. Last night, ladies bible study was talking about being brave and having courage to do things that scare you. As I previously stated - I had been scared to go ahead and accept because agriculture is NOT my area of expertise, but God showed me last week how in doing so I would be fulfilling my reasons why I wanted to join. Krystal shared a couple verses with us and with them - I now know what my verse is!
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Each time He said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ an work through me. That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.