First, I pile all the things I think I need inside my luggage. Of course it bursts and belches. So then I take one away one day and take another one away the next day and the next, till everything is sitting comfortably in all the compartments.
Naturally, I am still taking things away one after the other, as the days run out on me.
Most of all, I need to ask the Lord to pack in grace for me. I can’t travel without it.
"You'll travel safely, you'll neither tire nor trip. You'll take afternoon naps without a worry, you'll enjoy a good night's sleep. No need to panic over alarms or surprises, or predictions that doomsday's just around the corner, because God will be right there with you; he'll keep you safe and sound." Proverbs 3:23-26 (MSG)