Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing that we do Thy will, O Lord our God.
Amy Carmichael had each of the women she discipled memorize this. This was their war cry against the enemy. This was their heart’s desire.
As I’m here loving on my parents as best as I can and serving the Lord to the best of my ability, I still find it’s so hard to do so with a joyful heart. I still find that I have to fight my flesh’s longings in order to do the Lord’s will. I am constantly having to lay aside all that I am to find all that He is.
I pray that Amy’s little mantra becomes my heart’s desire as well.
So, simply put, I’m exhausted. But in such a good way. I spent this past week up at Inlow Baptist Camp. I was there as a sponsor for a group of girls. They were attending Worship4Life (W4L) camp, which is a music camp for youth. Anyway, the story to how I became a sponsor for… Continue reading The After-Camp Exhaustion
I wrote this yesterday: So. What was supposed to be another chemo treatment day turned into something much different. I’m sitting in a transfusion area waiting for the lab people to cross/match my dad’s blood so that he can get a blood transfusion. (All his levels were extremely low–mostly due to the chemo.) The Lord showed us… Continue reading The Truth Can Hurt
So on Saturday, my aunt and uncle came over. My uncle had to finish up something in the bathroom, and then he and my aunt just wanted to sit and visit for a while. So we ended up sitting at the dining room table. And by we, I mean me, my mom, my aunt, and… Continue reading Table Talk