Now that we're back in Florida after 2 months away, the question on everybody's mind (including mine) seems to be..."How long are you here for?or "How long before you leave for California?". I can freely say, we don't know. The only thing we do know is that we don't know. Although we live in a society where this response is often just not acceptable ("You must know. At least an estimated time...?"), it is the truth.
The truth is that for us (and maybe for you) the only thing that's presently certain is the uncertainty about tomorrow. This is one of the reasons the Bible encourages us not to be concern with tomorrow. We simply don't know that which is uncertain and out of our control (James 4:13-17).
I feel we too often miss out on God's blessings, lessons and opportunities for today by focusing on uncertain tomorrow. We must live within the boundaries of today (the day God has given us to live). And when we do, we must not feel like we've violated some unspoken rule for not being able to give an answer about tomorrow. If your life is anything like mine, there's enough on our plates for today (Matthew 6:34).
“The secret things (tomorrow) belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed (today) belong to us and to our children..." —Deutoronomy 29:29
The certain uncertainty about tomorrow is okay; especially when we are trusting God, His Word and the promises there in. Then again, if we're relying on the One who is certain, is there such a thing as "certain uncertainty"? Certainly not.
Relax and enjoy certain uncertainty. We're certainly trying to.
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Ps. Another thing that's certain is our need to raise the rest of our support level (about 35%) in pledges of support before we can go on to the mission field.
If you desire to be a financial supporter of J4Japan by making a pledge of support and/or have already expressed interest in partnering with us financially but haven't taken steps to let our missions organization (Encompass World Partners) know, please fill out this form (link below) so that it will be counted towards our pledge goal. Please know you don't have to start giving right away, but this lets Encompass know that you're making a commitment. Once 100% of our pledge goal is reached, we are released to go and reach the unreached of Japan in California.