Friday, July 7, 2017
Where He Leads Me, I Will Follow
While I never joined a missions team, besides our local ministry involvements and being my daughter's travel companion during her "traveling" ministry days reaching out as far as South Africa, my passion was pacified when my husband and I did missions work in Mexico, Trinidad and Belize. It was such a privilege. We sang an old gospel song that represented my surrendered heart as a child, and our hearts to be used by God in however He chose. This was the chorus:
"Not what I wish to be, nor where I wish to go.
For who am I, that I should choose my way?
The Lord will choose for me, 'tis better far I know.
So let Him bid me go, or stay."
I went into the house and found my son sitting at his kitchen table having his morning devotion and, in tears, I shared with him about my "romance-time" with my Father. It resonated with him AND me. I'm going to answer the call of God that I heard as a child, and unless He tells me otherwise, I'm going to be "on call" to respond to His call. I know of family members that I'm supposed to visit, friends that God is directing me to encourage. I said to my son, "And even if this is 'my farewell' tour, so be it, but if not....I'm going to be on a mission to fulfill assignments He has for me -- to "go, when He says go".
I thank God that, throughout my life, He has been so evident in every season. My new proclamation is this: "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me." Galatians 2:20
Be on the lookout.....Donna Wuerch may be coming to a city near you! Where He leads. I will follow. This weekend -- it's Tulsa, OK!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.