It’s 8 a.m. which means I’ve been up for almost 5 hours. Though I have not missed jet lag, I didn’t mind being awake so early. It gave me a lot of time to think, to pray, time to reflect – in silence. Silence doesn’t come so often in community, so I embraced the early morning.

By 5:40, the sun was coming up. I grabbed my journal, bible and iPod to head downstairs. I walked up to the window and opened it to breath in the fresh air, one word came to my mind. Freedom.

I had this overwhelming sense of freedom and with that began praising the Lord and dancing around the room. What else could I do? Here I was, in a place that is chained down by generational sin and false religions and all I could do was dance!

After a while, the humidity set in and having the window open was no longer a help. That didn’t matter though. As I began pacing the room, I started to pick apart this feeling of freedom and realized throughout the week at training camp, I had completely released all strong holds. 

There is now nothing holding me back. There is no relationship, job, or comfort that can hold me back from going deeper with Him.


Thailand, much like Africa will be a season of desiring more intimacy with Him. Trusting in this time I will go much deeper with God.

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