Saturday, April 21, 2007

Faithful Following

This week, one of my classmates (named Millie) said, "Still, no matter what obstacles tried to stop it, God's plan still prevails and He still calls us to "Go." "The expanding Kingdom is not going to stop with us(although it may leave us behind)" (Winter,213).

I replied with this:

Thanks for these apt words! They are an excellent reminder that we are not God's plan, but only players in it. I know that I personally need reminders from time to time that I am here to be used by God--not to use God for my own purposes.

Especially lately, I have struggled with patiently walking along beside Christ instead of running ahead and navigating our trail. I realized this afternoon that I have been demanding to know what God has planned for my life, instead of asking how I could serve Him in this day, this moment.

No doubt, if I were to focus on the many different jobs and opportunities for ministry He has given me right now in my life (for my plate is very full at this moment!), Satan would find it harder to tempt me into doubting and questioning. How patiently, how loving, and how persevering is our God. He never stops His plans' progress, yet He is always willing to let us pick up our part of the work--even if we arrive late!

So, I am going to start working on following FAITHFULLY
that One Who is well worth following. Lead me on, Lord Jesus!

Amen! Amen!

P.S. I know we have not posted in a loooooooooooooong time and I'm sorry. Both mine and Ter's schedules have been packed lately. Thanks to our faithful friends who will find and read this! : )