Service Corps

Monday, August 03, 2009

God is able!!

The first part of the lyrics in the song, I’m in His hands describes how a Christian feels doubtful about God's calling. Will God call on a person who always stumbles and fall? After serving on Service Corps Hawaii, my answer is 100% positive!

I was the type of person who believed I wasn’t qualified or the right person to lead a team. My determination for doing something would usually last for just a few days. Through this short-term mission experience, Jesus changed the way I see and do things. When I applied for Service Corps, I heard the enemy tell me how unqualified I was. He also tried to use my unbelieving family to discourage me.

But Jesus did not allow me to quit because of my doubts, weaknesses, and fears. He challenged me to face my faith. I finally realized that He was the one who called me and He would complete His plan for me. I also understood my God was superior to my family and tradition. It was time GO and do God’s will & plan for me.

During this time here in Hawaii, I kept experiencing the fact that God is the one who is always in control, always faithful, always merciful, and always powerful. When I was in Kona, we spent some time with Majors. Rods and the young adults attending the Corps. They had us get a memory book card; it had a verse and prayer on it! My verse was Matthew 4:19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."My prayer that was on the card was: "Father God sends forth laborers into your harvest and let me be the first one’

Working with the kiddies and doing other tasks that was asked of me helped me realized that God is able!! I don’t need to worry if I’m not qualified enough for the tasks or leading a team…“God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called!”

In Ephesians 3:20-21 it says “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Sometimes there is nothing left for me to do except praise God! While I may sometimes dream of doing great things for God and his Kingdom, the dreams aren't as big as God's plans. While I may be richly talented, influential, powerful, or rich, these are merely tools in God's hands, not symbols of my sufficiency. "God is able" has to be one of the best and most accurate phrases in the Bible. But this time, it's said about his work in me. He is able to do much more than I can imagine working through and in me. What can I say to that? Hallelujah!

My prayer
Loving Father, please help me better know and live your will. I want to continue to be your vessel of ministry, healing, blessing, and hope to those around me at work and play. Please use me to your glory today, and always. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

I love my TEAMMATES!! and I also learned how to make a sweet and yummy ohana team:

10 gallon love for JESUS!
5 gallon unconditional love
1 large sense of humor
3 cupfuls of flexibility
1 pint each appreciation and affection
3 teaspoon pure exact of understanding
1 heaping tablespoon of forgiveness
2 cupfuls community support

*sweeten with generous portions of love and sharing! Best served with fequent HUGS!

Praying for all teams as we travel! I can't to see you all :)