Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
Sometimes, a mom can do nothing but shake her head at what God is doing in the lives of her children. I'm shaking my head today as my daughter and son-in-law are in flight to Athens, Greece, to minister to refuges there for the next week.
You would understand my head shaking if you knew my daughter. She's an amazing young woman with a heart for ministry and missions. In fact, she'll be graduating in December with a Masters in Missiology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and her husband is working on a Masters of Divinity with his sights on the Ph.D. program. During the past two years, she has been involved in a ministry to sex industry workers on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and then in the area of human trafficking there. She is also one of the shyest people I've ever known.
She's funny and smart and has a discernment about people that is far beyond her years. She also goes into anxiety attacks when put in an uncomfortable situation. She really reminds me of her mother (that would be me) when she was younger.
Yet, God sees the heart and the ability. As God proved to Samuel when he chose the youngest brother David to replace Saul as king, He sees what others do not see within us, instead of the outward appearance of who we are.
When involved in missions, my daughter's shyness is gone, the discernment is in overdrive, and most of the anxiety is missing. If she follows in the path of her mom, the anxiety will eventually be gone as well.
Isn't it amazing how God can lead us to be more and do more than we can even picture for ourselves?
This week, would you pray from them and the team from New Orleans Baptist Seminary who are not only ministering to refugees, but our building relationships and developing long-term ministry opportunities in Greece?