Monday, October 20, 2014

HIS GOOD PURPOSE

This past week, while at Bible Study, a sheet was passed around with the coming year's mission opportunities through my church.  KNOWING how I LOVE to travel my heart begins pitter-patting and my eyebrows shoot up as I scan the list--


ECUADOR

BELIZE

KENYA

FRANCE

HONDURAS

INDIA


A virtual potpourri of choices ALL around the globe!


Smack dab in the middle of the list is FORT WORTH.



I recently read Kisses from Katie---a long term best selling book which amazed me, touched me, and motivated me.  The story of young Katie going to Africa and beginning her own mission--it is FULL of the truths about WHY we should participate in mission work---ALL FOR GOD'S GOOD GLORY!




I walked away from this book convicted and convinced God has a mission for each of us.  The challenge is to seek HIS mission for you.  LOVING to travel could cause me to sign up for a mission a month--BUT I am convinced God's mission field for me at this time is Fort Worth.  Right here in my back yard--there is more to do than my mind can wrap around.

I highly recommend read this book--but I also hope you will let God speak to you.  I was inspired by Katie's obedience and dying to self--but God's plan for Katie is not God's plan for me.  He DOES have a plan for each of us and will bless our obedience.  There is only one Joan of Arc, one Lottie Moon, one Corrie Ten Boom, one Elisabeth Elliot, one Mother Theresa, and one Beth Moore.  There is also only one Lulu--We were all created with purpose---God's purpose and we serve a unique mission in the path He desires us to travel.  We are all part of the body--and all parts of the body are with purpose.

So perhaps He has called you to international mission work or perhaps he has called you to serve in your local community or perhaps He has called you to both.  He has a call on each of us--ALL FOR HIS GOOD PURPOSE!


For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
I Corinthians 12:12


4 comments:

  1. Lulu ... I love how you make yourself wide open and available to His call. Too many of us have a rather narrow agenda {sigh}. He looks down and smiles with love, for He knows the plans He has already laid out.

    Trusting Him with your willing spirit ...

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    1. I would be SO disappointed in myself if I missed a blessing He had planned for me, Linda. YOU, My Friend, are serving as well--I have read your blog information page!
      Monday Blessings!

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  2. Lulu, may be you are menat to stay in Fort Worth. But rememeber this: whilst you are Blogging here, the Good News of Christ which you write about travels all over the world. You never know who is reading your posts and getting great hope and comfort from what you write. And God will love you for it.

    God bless you.

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    1. This is why we write, right, Victor!

      Blessings!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!