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Topic: Search Engine (10/06/11)
TITLE: Lyndsey's Journal To God
By Leola Ogle
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Itís me, God. Lyndsey. Itís been six months since I gave my life to you. Itís been wonderful, but challenging sometimes. Iím not complaining. Well, maybe I do complain a little sometimes. No sense in lying, huh?
I guess right now Iím searching for something more. Iíve always been such a work driven person. Mom says Iím like the little engine that could or the Energizer Bunny.
What Iím 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 didnít get that ďplace in the bodyĒ phrase, but I get it now. I decided to devote this week to prayer, reading my Bible and seeking direction. Am I a potential pastorís wife? A Bible teacher? A musician? A worship leader? Iím not sure because I have many talents.
So at the end of the week Iíll 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 Bethís little boy was real sick. She needed a ride to the hospital. I decided to stay with her because, well, you know, sheís all alone with her husband being in Iraq.
She was scared, and I just couldnít 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, Bethís little boy will be fine. Itís 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. Sheís 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. Iím all she has since daddy died last year.
Anyway, I didnít get as much praying and Bible reading in like I wanted.
By the way, God, donít forget about my co-worker, okay? I invited her to church Sunday.
Hello, God, itís 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 pastorís message to help me. Instead though, I was asked if I could help in the nursery because someone hadnít 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, Iím still searching.
Hello again, God. I have to admit Iím feeling a little anxious. I havenít heard from You about what I should be doing. I even tried to google an answer but that didnít work out so well. I got lots of good scripture and even some peopleís testimonies.
I drove an elderly neighbor to do her grocery shopping tonight. Mom usually does but sheís still not feeling well. Maggie and I had the best discussion about how good you are, God. She said Iím 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 Iíve been on. I attended our womenís 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, Iím 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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