I want to be used by God!!! I want His power working in me and through me to make a significant impact in His kingdom!
So often my prayer is that He will show me and impress upon my spirit what exactly it is that He is calling me to pour my time and energy into. What I can be doing and how can I be working for Him to make a genuine impact?
I’m in a season of transition right now. We have been living in Idaho now for a couple months so I’m still waiting to see exactly how the Lord will use me and my gifts to build up and edify our church body and community in our new home.
I would love to get involved with leading worship!
Right before we moved, I became a certified Bible Study leader for Precept Ministries. I would love to eventually lead a Bible study!
I also became an approved speaker for Stonecroft Ministries where I was able to speak at a couple different women’s events.
I would love for the Lord to use me in one of these areas!
I was reading in the book of John this morning and the Lord gave me a new revelation and application of a particular passage.
“Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.” John 5:19
Jesus did what He saw the Father doing – and so should I!!
This is what I believe He wants me to be focusing on right now. Along with asking Him to reveal how He is calling me specifically, I can also be asking Him to open my eyes to the work He is already doing around me.
While I’m waiting for further instruction I can, like Jesus, be looking and watching to see how He is already working.
Here are some areas where I already see His hand moving:
- He is working in My family
He has and is doing some awesome things in the lives of my husband and my children – and myself! My ministry to my family is one of the greatest ways I can work for Him.
- He is working to grow other families
There are a few families at the church we’ve been attending who have or will be having a new baby. Helping them out by providing a meal or childcare for older children is a simple way that I can serve these families while they adjust to the blessing of a new baby.
- He is working in my neighborhood
Since the first day we moved here we began to see the Lord’s hand working in our neighborhood. We are fully confident that He has a purpose to use us to reach out and bless our neighbors. I am asking Him to help me remain aware of opportunities to bless them.
- He is working in the world
If you watch the news or check out Compassion International, World Vision, Samaritans Purse and many other Christian organizations ministering throughout the world, you can see that there is no doubt that God’s kingdom is moving. I may not be able to jump on a plane to do hands on ministry in some areas – but I can pray! Prayer is the best way that we can partner with Him! My kids and I have started taking a few minutes out of each day to pray for different people all over the world.
These are just a few areas He has opened my eyes to. His voice is always calling and His hand is always moving, so I believe He will show me other opportunities to get involved in His work.