Life in Australia has been challenging in many arenas. Everything is backwards and I am having to retrain my brain to think differently. The toilets flush counter-clockwise, people walk on the left, you drive on the left side of the street, steering wheel is on the right, turn signal on the right, and the list goes on. Some transitions have been easier than others. The difficult one has been in driving. To drive on the left isn't so bad but intersections look completely different from the right side of the steering wheel. I was taken out to practice and did fine until I was asked a question that required me to think about and the next turn I made I found myself driving on the right side of the road instead of the left. How quick my brain kicked into auto pilot for driving and it was programmed to turn onto the right side of the street, which was wrong! The reality is that to be able to change a mindset takes awareness, discipline, repetition, and time. It does not happen overnight unless God miraculously transforms our mind. Generally we walk it out and have to retrain our brain to prevent us from falling into brokenness again. Fortunately, there were no cars coming and I was able to move into the left lane where I was safe. I also realized how quick we can return to old habits and mindsets if we are not aware. It is making me consider and examine mindsets that are auto-pilot in my life and keep me on the wrong path. I'm speaking of things that are so entrenched that I don't even realize I have the mindsets and attitudes of tradition. God is really impressing me that time is short and it is imperative to review all areas of my life, even areas where I have walked in victory to make sure the enemy has not crept in thru mindsets, traditions, and belief systems. The spirit of intercession dropped on me the other day as I people watched in the center of town. I experienced such grief that the reward of His suffering on the cross will be lost on many. When we arrived home, we were met with the news that a family member had experienced a heart attack and was gone. Life is such a vapor and the heaviness of the ramifications of not knowing our light and salvation, Jesus, versus the sheer joy of knowing we will see our loved ones again because they received Jesus' free gift of salvation and they are His reward for the price He paid on Calvary. Just the thought that I am His reward does something beautiful in my heart. God's most extravagant love displayed just to have me back to dwell in His presence. Selah...no words can expound on that revelation...again I say selah.