“Oh, give thanks to the Lord!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth”
I have now been back in Texas for a week and a half. It is surprising how long it has taken me to “re-adjust”. After trying to re-adjust it seems that I have come to the conclusion that things will never and can never be just as I left them. Now this may sound obvious to you but to me it has been a lesson to be learned for me.
Before I left France I was told that going home I would no longer be the same, and though I believed that I did not understand that it would be a big adjustment. The word picture that illustrates what i have felt is this; when I left there was a certain mold/shape I left of myself here in Texas, as I was in France God continued to shape me, change me, and thus now returning to Texas I no longer fit in that mold I left behind. I am a different person. Yes I still have the same overall personality, I look the same, talk the same and so on but there has been a change in me. I do not want to fit back into the old shape, I am thankful that God loves me enough to take the time to change me. There are so many lessons He has taught me, lessons I never want to forget!
I am still processing everything I learned this summer. I am so thankful that God is just as present with me here in Texas as He is in France. I can not live this life without Him. I am so thankful for the ways He has been answering my prayers for direction on what the next step in my life is going to be. He has not given me the big picture but I can rest in the fact that He knows the big picture and He will be faithful to show me the steps I need to take as they come.
God continues to give me clarity on what I am suppose to do next. I will try to keep ya’ll up to date on what God is doing in my life and in what direction God is leading me.
Now about my trip! I am so thankful that God gave me the opportunity to come along side missionaries in the South of France this summer!
God is doing great things in France. Though France is not somewhere you go and come back saying “50 people excepted Jesus as there savior this summer” I can come back and say God is working in the hearts of the people in France. It may be a much slower process but God is working in peoples hearts! Just in the week we had with the kids during Bilingual camp you could see changes in the kids attitudes, they really desire to learn. France is hard “soil” it has to be worked and watered but I trust that in the end there will be a great harvest!
I will be sharing about my time in France this Sunday night, September 8, at my Church, anyone is welcome!
Fellowship Bible Church
New Braunfels, TX
September 8, 2013 ~ 6PM
I will be sharing some of what I saw God doing in France, things God taught me, as well as sharing some pictures 🙂
I will be speaking for 30-40 minutes and then the last 15 minutes we will have communion so if you do plan on attending I would encourage you to take some time to prepare your hearts for communion before coming. I would love to see ya’ll there!
For God’s glory in Texas,