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Topic: Search Engine (10/06/11)
TITLE: Lyndsey's Journal To God
By Leola Ogle
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It’s me, God. Lyndsey. It’s been six months since I gave my life to you. It’s been wonderful, but challenging sometimes. I’m not complaining. Well, maybe I do complain a little sometimes. No sense in lying, huh?
I guess right now I’m searching for something more. I’ve always been such a work driven person. Mom says I’m like the little engine that could or the Energizer Bunny.
What I’m searching for is something to do for you, God, to know what my calling is, my gifting, or my place in the body of Christ.
At first I didn’t get that “place in the body” phrase, but I get it now. I decided to devote this week to prayer, reading my Bible and seeking direction. Am I a potential pastor’s wife? A Bible teacher? A musician? A worship leader? I’m not sure because I have many talents.
So at the end of the week I’ll be yours to use however you want, once I know what that is.
Well, God, I prayed a lot today, but got distracted from studying my Bible because my neighbor Beth’s little boy was real sick. She needed a ride to the hospital. I decided to stay with her because, well, you know, she’s all alone with her husband being in Iraq.
She was scared, and I just couldn’t leave her. I prayed with her, held her hand and offered comfort. By the time I got home, I was too tired to read anymore Bible. You understand, right?
By the way, Beth’s little boy will be fine. It’s the flu.
Hello God. While reading my Bible on lunch break today, I noticed a co-worker was crying. I closed my Bible, moved over next to her, hugged her and asked if I could help. Seems her husband is having an affair and asked for a divorce. She’s really devastated. I was just a listening ear and shoulder to cry on, but she said she felt so much better after I prayed with her.
When I got home, mom was sick with the flu, so I fixed dinner, cleaned the kitchen and tended to her. I’m all she has since daddy died last year.
Anyway, I didn’t get as much praying and Bible reading in like I wanted.
By the way, God, don’t forget about my co-worker, okay? I invited her to church Sunday.
Hello, God, it’s me again. Well, today I did a little Bible study at lunch with my co-worker. Nothing fancy, mind you.
I went to church tonight with great anticipation, thinking surely something would be revealed in the pastor’s message to help me. Instead though, I was asked if I could help in the nursery because someone hadn’t shown up. I reluctantly said yes.
That poor nursery worker was so happy to see me. She was the only one in there with twelve little ones.
By the way, God, those babies and toddlers are adorable. They loved me singing songs with them. It was kind of fun being in there.
Just a little reminder, God, I’m still searching.
Hello again, God. I have to admit I’m feeling a little anxious. I haven’t heard from You about what I should be doing. I even tried to google an answer but that didn’t work out so well. I got lots of good scripture and even some people’s testimonies.
I drove an elderly neighbor to do her grocery shopping tonight. Mom usually does but she’s still not feeling well. Maggie and I had the best discussion about how good you are, God. She said I’m such a blessing. Imagine that?
By the way, God, it would sure be nice if there was a web search engine that could link me directly to you. Perhaps then I could get an answer.
I love you so much, God. I just want to be used.
Time is running out on this weekly search I’ve been on. I attended our women’s Bible study tonight. I was asked to share my salvation testimony. I guess people are interested in how a former atheist found God.
By the way, God, I’m so happy I found you.
Hello God. I woke up feeling really discouraged, then mom said something so simple yet profound. She said every day our lives can be used by You through showing love, kindness and helping in any way we can.
Hmm! By the way, God, is it really that simple?
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