Archive for October, 2011

This summer Megan went on a 10 day missions trip to Washington DC with our church youth group, and absolutely loved it!  So when the opportunity came up for her to go again on a short weekend this Oct, she was thrilled.   Due to a different set of circumstances this time, I was not so quick to agree.

So this week we sat down, and made a list of “pros & cons”.  

I was quick to compose a list of cons:
-miss a test at school on Friday,
-miss Marching Band Friday night,
-cost of the trip,
-loss of sleep,
-and a whole slew of other parental concerns.

Megan, however, squarely met those with a valid list of pros, (some of which are too personal to share publicly).  She had some really good points!

Yesterday morning, Megan and I were sitting in chapel, and Pastor Shannon started sharing from the book of Jonah.   It was a wonderful message, and as he spoke, it was as if God was speaking to me!   Shannon’s main point was, “People are more important than our comfort”.   Ouch!!!!   Here my daughter is wanting to go to share the Gospel with others, and I was worried about “my comfort”, and minor inconveniences that I’d have to deal with.

So after much prayer, it is with a renewed frame of thinking, and a blessing, that I send my daughter off this weekend to serve God and share His Love with others!   That’s not something that I was willing to do a week ago.   It’s amazing how God can work in your heart and mind, when one is open to do His Will! 

  1. Take my life and let it be
    Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
    Take my moments and my days,
    Let them flow in endless praise.
  2. Take my hands and let them move
    At the impulse of Thy love.
    Take my feet and let them be
    Swift and beautiful for Thee.
  3. Take my will and make it Thine,
    It shall be no longer mine.
    Take my heart, it is Thine own,
    It shall be Thy royal throne.
  4. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
    At Thy feet its treasure store.
    Take myself and I will be
    Ever, only, all for Thee.(by – Frances R. Havergal)

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