Wednesday, September 19, 2007

That'll Teach Me!

For everyone who thinks God doesn't have a sense of humor, I am here to testify that you are wrong. Immeditately after my last post I proceeded to have a ridiculously hard couple of days. Oddly, it was what I needed from the Lord to remind me of what I am doing here. I guess sometimes I lose track of what He has set before me. I needed to be reminded that I am on a mission field with my family, my neighbors, my church. Yes, I have been given many things and have a basically comfortable life, but God is using me right where I am for His purposes and His glory. In Bible study we read out of Acts how the early church shared all their possessions and if there was a need, it was met. I have been watching how God is using our family to meet some needs around us, and it was such a sweet reminder that I am in fact right where I need to be. The guilt I feel is often just darts from the enemy. I hope I will always be sensitive to the possibility that I am headed in the wrong direction, but will also be open to allowing the Lord to comfort me when I am doing ok.
"Oh Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely Lord. You hem me in - behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast."
Psalm 139:1-10

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Good post, Heather. Having peace re: where you are and seeing God use you right there in Forest will help give you ongoing peace as you wait on Him for timing to return to Haiti.