Sunday, May 24, 2009

Will you do it? For Me?

I hear Jesus saying,

“Will you do something for me?
Will you make yourself vulnerable and love until it hurts again?
For Me?
Will you help My people see Who I really am?
Will you open the box so My people can at least see out of it?
Will you seek out, befriend, and disciple the few who genuinely want to grow in relationship with Me?
I know you wanted something else.
I know you’re scared of being wounded again, even before your last wounds have healed.
I know you want something fresh, new, and – safe.
But, I’m asking you to put yourself out these, take this risk.
Will you do it?
For Me?”

What else can I answer except, “Yes, Lord. For You.”

Today Siloam Baptist Church in Magee, MS voted unanimously to call Raymond (and our family) as their pastor. And though I'm not sure I'm ready for this I take a deep breath and say, "Here I am Lord. Use me."


Julie said...

Oh! Drewe Llyn.. I'm so happy you were unanimously called!
I can imagine the trepediation of your heart.. but God does not call unless He equips first and sometimes it is our former 'difficult seasons' that served to equip us best!

I wish you God's richest blessings as you serve Him in this new place and may your (God's) church grow and bloom with His Love and Truth!

Elysa said...

So glad to hear it...though it takes you even a bit further away from us...and am praying for you all.

LOVE YOU!!!!!!

Lenora said...

I'm glad the Lord has opened a new place of service for you. I know this is a difficult step, but believe me when I tell you before you know it some of the people will be getting inside of your heart and you will be caring again. Sometimes we may not be sure we want that to happen, but it does and you will know you are still very useable to the Lord. We will be praying for you.