Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Is anybody there?

I am not too sure as to whether or not anyone bothers to come to this blog for a visit anymore........

I have not written anything in a long time because I realized that I needed only to write the things that God placed on my heart to write. I was trying to come up with things on my own, and that was NOT working. I tried to do the Bible study, that didn't work either....because I wasn't making it about the Lord, I was making it about me and struggling because I was putting pressure on myself.....note to self.....chill out.

On that note.....I'm back. Back, knowing that I will not put pressure on myself to write, knowing that God can use my little blog if I allow Him to.

I am excited to announce that I am stepping out of my boat, keeping my eyes on Jesus, and trusting that He will use me. My daughter and I will be moving to Uganda for a year to work along side a missionary there. We are excited for the journey and a little nervous.....ok....a lot nervous. Ok, ok...scared, down right scared. However, I am trusting and have no doubt that this is God's will for our lives right now. The fear is normal I suppose.

I have to admit, it is so nice to hear the kind words and accolades from friends and family, and it would be very easy to feel pride, to say to myself, "wow, you are so brave and so cool, and so wonderful for doing this"....however, this is not about me or Mackenzie, it is about God. This is His show, He is the rock star, the only one who deserves any glory. If it were not for Him, for His strength I would be very happy to remain where I am in my comfortable life. Doing my thing, drinking Starbucks with my friends, watching T.V programs, browsing the Internet at my leisure, the list could go on. The truth is that this mission trip is totally BEYOND both Mackenzie and I.

God is calling me to Uganda, where is He calling you? What is He calling you to do? We all have passions, I know we all experience the gentle nudging sometimes, the urge to do something beyond us. Perhaps your call is to volunteer at a soup kitchen, maybe your call is to sponsor a child from World Vision and commit to keeping in contact with that child. Maybe your call is to assist a friend in need, to make a family dinner one a week. God calls all of us, heed the call, step out of your comfort zone and do something in His name, for His glory. If we as Christians stepped out to do these extraordinary things that God has called us to do, imagine what the world could look like. We have His power, let's claim that and do great things.

Be blessed.

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