Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where God will take you

A few weeks ago we heard a moving sermon about Christian service. You can listen to it here.
One point that stuck with me was this: If you do not use the gifts that God gave you in the church, the church will be hindered.

The closing hymn that week was "Have thine own Way, Lord"

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Wounded and weary, help me, I pray!
Power, all power, surely is Thine!
Touch me and heal me, Savior divine.

I found that to be moving, convicting, and empowering. God will mold us after his will and we can rely upon his power to live lives of obedience.

A book that is never too far from by bedside table is Don't Waste your Life. This is a wonderful book, but be ready to be convicted if you read it. If you are a Christian, get ready to reminded that your life is not your own, you were bought with a price, and the Good Lord has work for you to do here. Be ready for an adventure.

God is taking us down some exciting road because we said "Yes." We're going to have children from Ethiopia. . .and I'm going to Haiti in April with three other women from the church we've been attending. We all work in the medical field, and we will be volunteering with The CRUDEM Foundation. The hospital that we will be working at is called Hôpital Sacré Coeur. It is located in a town called Milot. I will post more information soon, but we'd appreciate your prayers as we prepare for our trip.


  1. Oh, Stephanie, what a blessing you will be to those precious folks! I applaud you for having an open heart to hear His voice and to follow His will. I'll begin praying for this trip, your safety, good health, and the ministry you will be doing.

  2. Thanks, Mrs. Lea! I'm excited and busy right now getting things in order. I'm looking forward to the trip!

  3. So excited that you will be able to go to Haiti, I know that you will be a blessing and you will be blessed. I'll be praying for a safe and fruitful trip. Oh, and that those baby(ies) come home to you soon.