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.