Thursday, July 23, 2009

How are you being called?

Again…it happened! The universe sent me this same message…again.

One of the discussions  in preparation for the UBC Mission trip to New Orleans is around the verse from Isaiah 6:8 “I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  There is also a really nice song about this same verse that I love!  The following is inspired by the topic today from The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide. I continue to give thanks to my angel friend who leaves a new book on my desk every other month!

Will you be a player or a spectator in the game of life?

Saying yes to being a player in life isn’t always easy. It might not be easy when it takes us out of our comfort zone.

Saying no is easy. But what if God said no to us as many times as we say no to God?

Saying yes to God and being active in God’s work helps us grow spiritually. This doesn’t necessarily mean being seen and heard. All of us can serve in quite and humble ways known only to God. We have many opportunities to do so. Discipleship means being a servant and, as Jesus showed us, putting others ahead of ourselves.

Prayer: God, please help me to be a disciple who is not merely a spectator. Amen.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Getting ready for a new adventure - Mission Trip to New Orleans

I am preparing for a mission trip with my church (Union Baptist Church in Mystic, CT) to New Orleans. This will be from July 29th through August 11th. Check back for more updates before and during this trip.