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Saturday, September 01, 2007

O Lord, let me proclaim your power to this new generation

In this season of life I have been seeking the Lord and asking Him what He would have me to be doing? I have felt restless and useless at times....even though I have the job of being a Creative Helpmeet to Dave...sometimes I don't feel AT ALL creative..and being a mom to my 8 children- (including the 4 in-love's) and a grammy to my 16 grandchildren...which I love! You would think this would be plenty! But...believe it or not...sometimes I feel really bored and feel like I can't play one more Free Cell or watch one more Law and Order! (Although- now that we have high speed- I don't have to play Free Cell QUITE so often!) Several months a go...I read Psalm 71:9 and wrote "2007" in the column...I wish I would have written the date! It reads:
"Now, in my old age, don't set me aside." I was crying out to the Lord for direction in my life.
This morning, while looking for "healing" verses for a friend in Psalms, I ran across this Psalm and then was SO very Excited about the verses I found here which explain to me so clearly what I want to be doing. Next week, I will begin a part time position at Teen Mania and I believe these are the words the Lord is saying are my job description.
"I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I willl proclaim your saving power for I am overwhelmed by how much you have done for me. I will praise your mighty deeds O Sovereign Lord, I will tell everyone that you alone are just and good. O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood and I have constantly told others about the wonderful things you do. Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me. O LOrd, Let me proclaim your power to this new generation-your mighty miracles to all who come after me." Psalm 71 15-18.
Isn't God good? I will be in a position of being available as a mentor to the girls who are in leadership there...the Core Advisors and Resident Directors...these are usually girls who are about 21-23 years old. THey have been through at least one year of the Honor Academy- generally right after high school- and are now over a group of girls in the Internship of the HOnor Academy at Teen Mania. I am SO excited that God has opened this door for me and I pray that I will be worthy in His sight to walk through it and be the Titus 2 woman for some of the women there.
I ask all my praying friends to keep me in your prayers in this new venture.


Lisa H said...

That is really great! I will be praying for you in this new venture. I know that you will be a blessing to many in your new position and that you will touch many lives!

I can't wait to hear how it goes next week! :)

Beth said...

Such an asset to the ministry!

I just never get how you always have so much energy and zest to do so much. I'll just feel pretty good about life if I can get all the laundry done today. : )

You are an inspiration. I know many will be blessed because of your sacrifice and service.

B. M. said...

Those young ladies have no idea how much they are going to be blessed by you! I'm convinced knowing you and learning under you throughout my middle school years single-handedly saved me from having the traditional horrible middle school experience. Seventh and eighth grade were definitely two of my favorite years at Faith. I will never be able to say "Thank you" enough.
Many Blessings,

Amy Leigh

Brandi said...

Are you guys in Florida? If so, you should stop by and see us!

These girls you will be mentoring have no idea how blessed they are going to be by having you there speaking into thier lives. Keep your blog updated as to how you like the new adventure! I can't wait to hear all that God is going to do through you.
You have so much energy!