God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters.
John Henry Jowett
John Henry Jowett
I have a very dear friend that is a missionary in El Salvador. She was in this week for a visit with her friends and family. Her family is about an hour from me thus Wednesday night my sweet DH and I headed out to visit with her for an meal and good conversation. She is just 31 but she and I are very kindred spirits and have been since the instant that we met.
Have you ever known anyone like that? Well she and I were sisters from the get go. It was the first time that I have ever come into contact with another person where that happened.
It was so God.
We have been very good friends since 1996. I have watched her grow in the Lord over these years and I have watch some amazing transformations in her life. She reminds me of me when I was young. I so wish that at the age of 19 I had the wisdom that she had even then ......... However she has had many a mentor in her life. I am sad to say that I did not. However my grandmother on my mothers side was a great influence in my life.
I have tried over the years to give her good council and help her to see things at her age that it took me many years to see. I think I have accomplished that with her most of the time, but I also think, no I know that on many occasions she has mentored me.
In her life I see the frustration of wanting to be right in the middle of the will of God in her life , but I also see the patience to wait on the Lord, and learn the lessons that are so important at this stage of her life. It is a mixture that even the most mature Christian struggles with. Patience vs. in a hurry to get there. Oh I have so been there.
She is headed back to El Salvador around the 24th of this month and she has many challenges in her near future. She is a talented young woman with much to give to the body of Christ. She is growing stronger and wiser and her faith is being stretched and strengthened.
I do not know what the Lord has for this wonderful woman but I am happy to sit and watch as she grows and becomes the powerful woman of God that I saw those 12 years or so ago...... I knew in my spirit that there was something special going on in her life......... I am thankful that she has followed that calling and that leading of the Lord these years.....
I am excited to see what tomorrow holds for her...........
Pray for Christy as she follows the Lord. He has created her for just as time as this.