Here is my dilemma: Is it in my fleshly nature that I greatly look forward to my short stint in Paris, France? I laid out my summer plans for my students tonight. They too found it very intriguing that I was going to make a pit stop in Paris. Why is this so? I am not going to India just so I can go to Paris. Wow that does not compute at all. Yet, because I have never been overseas and because of the rich history of Paris and the allure that is founded in my mind, I cannot help but see Paris as a bright spot in my journey to follow Christ to India! I will be two hours in Paris on the way there and three hours on the way back.
I realize tho that I am greatly overanalyzing this situation. I believe God is going to break me this Summer. Actually, I cannot wait for God to shatter my pride and reveal His glory in a whole new way. Part of my presentation to the students involved pictures that have been collected by an on-the-field camera, first person encounters. They are scary! Scary tho, in the sense that these pictures of shrines, and elaborate temples, and an impoverished people are true revelations of Satan’s foothold in the world. As I read through IGL material what I am seeing is the need for discipleship among the Hindu people. Discipleship in Christ only. For if there were only a small pocket of believers who were willing to stand up for what they believe and preach the Gospel to their own people then revival would occur and India would be won for Christ. I realize this is a much bigger process than my mind can digest… but I feel God can use me in a mighty way to support IGL’s effort in reaching India for Christ and Christ only!