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A Peek Inside the Parsonage

There’s a song that I sing often to the Lord.  Do you know this chorus?

To be used of God, to sing, to speak, to pray,
To be used of God to show someone the way.
I long so much to feel the touch of His consuming fire,
To be used of God is my desire.

I love it because it really is my heart.  With each passing birthday I realize how quickly life flies by, and there’s only one life in which we have to serve our wonderful Savior.  I so want my life to count for Him – to allow Him to use me in any way in which He would choose.

Tomorrow morning I will head to Louisiana to Southland Chrisitan Camp to speak at their ladies’ retreat.  I’m so unworthy of such a calling, but I thank the Lord for the opportunities He gives.  I know that the greatest reason He allows this is all the sweet things He teaches me as I prepare.  I learn far more than anyone else.  There is always a stripping away of myself which reminds me how dependent I am on Him; of how much I need Him!

What will the parson do while I’m gone?  He’ll be praying for me!  I love knowing that! Though he hates for me to be away, he’s my biggest support as I serve the Lord in this way.  He’ll be checking in on me as I travel, as well as each day while I’m gone.  He’ll eat the foods I’ve carefully marked out for him in my absence.  Lastly, he’ll be waiting for me at the airport with all smiles when I fly back home Saturday evening.  Love those reunions! 

Sometimes we get to serve God together, and sometimes we serve Him apart, but it really is the longing of our hearts to be used of Him – no matter what or how!

Whether at home, in the grocery store, or at work, God gives each of us opportunities to serve Him.  In what way will you serve the Lord today? 

From the parsonage windows,

One thought on “A Peek Inside the Parsonage

  1. I'm praying for you as you serve at Southland this week! Thank you for your life testimony. I know the ladies will be blessed and challenged by your ministry there.

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