I have finally done it! After months of deliberating, here I am. I love to write and although my initial thought tends to be "why would anyone want to read this?" the older I get the more God is teaching me that I have a story to tell. Whether I live in Alabama or in China, I have a story to tell. Whether I am teaching or rocking babies, I have a story to tell. Whether I am young or old, I have a story to tell. We all do. My story, however, is not my own. My story is that of a Savior who has beautifully taken my life and given me a story worth telling; not for my glory, but for His very own. There is nothing special or extraordinary in me outside of what He has done in my life. He has saved me and redeemed me, and because of that I can do the things He planned for me long ago...
"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10
At this present time, I am preparing to move to China...in two weeks! I will be there serving the sweet children at Maria's Big House of Hope in Louyang, China (check out www.showhope.org). Many of you have heard my story and how God has lead me to this point, but over the next few weeks before I leave, I will focus my posts on filling you in on the journey leading up to this move.
As I go, my prayer is that God would teach me how to love the way that He loves. That He would allow me to see the things that He sees as beautiful. His thoughts are so different from our own. What the world tells us is beautiful is so often so far from what truly is. I pray that my eyes would be open to see others the way that He does, and that through this I would be able to share with you some of the beautiful things He shows me along the way.
I heard a song a few months back that inspired my concept of beautiful things...
the chorus simply says:
"You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of dust. You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us."