Hands and Feet of Jesus-Ono

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Audio Adrenaline sang this popular song in the 1990’s that was re-purposed by both the Newsboys and Casting Crowns in more recent times.  This is a song we sing during missions services to encourage us to dedicate our lives to the Lord.

I want to be your hands,

I want to be your feet,

I’ll  go where you send me

I’ll go where you send me.

But what does this mean and where does God want us to go?  So many times we think we must be a missionary to a third world country to be used by God, but that is not true.  Yes, God loves the people in third world countries and it breaks  His heart to see the suffering brought on by others, but God also loves the people in our neighborhoods.

God can use us every day.  I’ve recently re-read the book The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson.  One of the things the author talks about is praying that God will enlarge your borders.  By that, he means that your level of influence will be expanded.  I’ve prayed that prayer over the last few weeks . At first, I didn’t see much happen, but I’ve re-connected with some people and have had the opportunity to pray with others and that’s a good thing.  

I am not on the front lines like my kids.  Most of my time is spent at home taking care of my husband, praying for my kids, and writing.  But I am influential and as I pray for my borders to be enlarged, I believe my influence will be expanded.

I encourage you to be aware of your surroundings and look for opportunities where God can use you even if it seems like a small, insignificant thing.   You never know when you will make a difference in a life.

This is part one of a multi-part blog series.

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About pcobb0

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful adult children who I had the privilege of homeschooling from their pre-school through high school years. While homeschooling, I served in various leadership positions in local homeschool support groups including president. I also served as the Education Coordinator and Director of ENAACT Family Academy, a homeschool co-op in New Braunfels, Tx .Prior to homeschooling, I spent 11 years teaching elementary school aged children in both public and private schools. During my time teaching in the public school system, I earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education as well as a Reading Specialist certification. My hobbies include reading and cooking and I plan to take up scrapbooking and maybe photography in the near future. I am now an empty nester discovering what God has in store for me during this next season of life.
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