One of my daily prayers is that God would show me how He is at work in the lives around me and how is He inviting me to join Him. Having the freedom to create a “work” schedule to be about His business is a great gift! Here are some of the ways I get to see Him at work each week!
Monday evenings there is a group of ladies that meet to deepen friendships and grow as disciples in Jesus. Ranging from the ages of 13-16, each girl is the only believer in her class. There are some ladies in their 20s who also join us so that they can take steps in learning how to help younger women grow spiritually. This week we spent some time role-playing different scenarios where we often get the feeling on wanting to bring up something about Jesus and our faith, but are unsure how. It was a great conversation revealing our own fears and insecurities as well as options of inviting others to a conversation without it feeling forced.
Tuesday nights is a group of university students and young professionals who are on fire in following Jesus and wanting to make Him known. They are on mission and hungry to live out all that God has for them. This week we talked about sowing seeds in the Kingdom of God. Seeing that Jesus talks about the Kingdom over 100 times in the gospels, we want to learn how to live out of a kingdom perspective in the areas of influences He has given us.
Wednesday nights kick off with an english conversation group where I get to hang out with a group of immigrants and help meet a practical need in our community. From there I meet with another community group ranging from the age of 15 to 45. We desire to encourage one another in our faith and be refreshed in our beliefs to see how is God active in our lifestyles today. This week we told the story in John 4 recounting Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman at a well. It is also refreshing when the Holy Spirit can take a familiar story and make it more rich to our lives. In the midst of having full-time careers, raising teenagers, completing masters courses with a potential pursuit of a PhD, how do we worship in spirit and truth? What is the will of the Father and is it our food? Thankful for an environment to be real and discuss how it is going with each of us!
Thursday nights the campus christian fellowship gathers. Last night they decided to do a girls/guys night. The ladies came over to my house where enjoyed chicken fajitas, conversation that ranged from baptism, family members far from God, and lifestyle standers that honor God. We then watched God is Not Dead and discussed some of the aspects of our faith the movie addressed. It was encouraging to see these ladies hearts enjoy fellowshipping over His truth. Two students are exchange students from Poland, only here for the semester. I am thankful that they have been able to plug-in and having a community of believers to engage while in a foreign land.
Well what to do tonight? I guess we will see!!! Thank you for making it possible for me to be about His work full-time!!! It is a great gift. Join with us in prayer to continue to see His name be made famous in Luleå! If you would like to participate in helping make this possible, click here to be redirected to the secure online giving site! Laboring together to see the Great Commission finished!