“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” -Matthew 7:7
If you read my previous post, you may have been re-energized to look for ways God can use you or you may have thought, “I’m not Mother Theresa; I’m no saint. I have a lot of work to do before I can do something great for God.” We will never be perfect, but even in our brokenness and imperfection, God can use us to share His love and reach others. There are so many opportunities each day that we may be missing to experience joy, peace, and true fulfillment. I, personally, am really trying to focus on small impressions that God may be placing on my heart to act on for His good on a day-to-day basis. I know that I have repeatedly overlooked or ignored them, not realizing that even a small action could be a significant moment for myself and/or another person.
Another thought that may have come up while reading my last post is, “How do I know what God wants me to do?” As I mentioned earlier this month, I have been reading an inspiring and insightful book called, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, by Lysa TerKeurst. This particular woman has a lot of wisdom and trust and is not afraid to take risks. Click here to read her five questions to discern God’s voice.
I had never read any of Lysa’s books until I was recently invited to be a part of a book club that focuses on developing a deeper faith and strengthening a personal relationship with Jesus. The members of the group voted on What Happens When Women Say Yes to God to read first and it seems that each one of us is getting a lot out of it!
Lysa has written several best-selling books and is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. In addition, she and her husband adopted two boys from Liberia, which prompted many others to adopt children from that country, as well. To read more about Lysa’s journey and what she does, check out her website bio.
Lysa, thanks for being such an inspiring woman and encouraging all of us to seek God’s will and lead an adventurous life!