Shaped for serving God
"For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life." (Job 10:8, TLB)
"They are the people I made for myself, and they will sing my praises!” (Isaiah 43:21, GNT)
When I became a Christian in August 1984, such a love and relief consumed me. I was then baptised in the Holy Spirit in May 1985 and my heart and passion changed. I didn’t care what anyone thought about me, I wanted to serve Jesus till the day I die. In 1986 I joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and spent the next 3 years (for me Bible College) – learning about God, learning how to hear from the Holy Spirit, and learning how to sacrifice my personal desire for “His Kingdom”.
I came to the following conclusions:
Begin – serve in something and God will reveal your gifts, purpose and passion along the way.
Everything is an opportunity. If you are asked – say yes. Along the way God reveals what you are good at and what you need to work on.
As we give (financially and in service) – God gives back to us. He reveals Himself to us. He reveals our Heart within us.
AS WE DO AND BECOME – GOD REVEALS.
It is a discovery of ourselves and a discovery of God Himself
God gave me a scripture in 1988 when I left YWAM Hong Kong. John 21 v 15-19 – “Susan feed my sheep, Susan feed my lambs, Susan take care of my sheep”.
In 2004 – I felt the Lord lead me back to this scripture and He said to me: “I called YOU to be a Pastor, not because you married Richard.”
16 YEARS!! A similar time to Joseph imprisonment.
I discovered WHAT I AM HERE FOR. I discovered that I AM Loved.
Lord for everyone who reads this may you give them a scripture – a life scripture. Help everyone to discover the meaning of their lives along their journey. Reveal it to them we pray.
Written by Ps. Sue Botta