Faithfulness and God's work

The year wrapped up so well! As I reflect on this semester, I am so thankful that I have gotten time with students and have had the opportunity to serve God on the campuses in Denton. It has been such a blessing in my life. I think God is doing big things here in Denton and I am thankful for that. We have girls who are excited about leading others and growing deeper in their relationships with Christ. They are giving up their time and energy to serve God. What a blessing they are! God has been using them to change the course of people's lives. 
Some of the girls in my core at our Christmas party!

I think about my own core and am so grateful that I get to know and spend time with these girls. They are caught on to the vision of a relationship with Christ within the context of community. I am excited to see where this next semester moves them too! I think there is a lot of potential in the girls in my core as well as the girls in the cores of those who are in my peer team. I think we are going to have some growth this next year! Even if not, God is good. We are being faithful here with this little piece of land the Lord has given us to cultivate. He is the one doing the work. 1 Corinthians 3:7 "So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth." We need planters and those who water! But God does the heavy lifting for us. 

My sweet friend Claire is an apprentice this year and I got to hear her give a sermon on how the gospel has impacted her life.
It had me reflecting on God's faithfulness. 

Mark 4:26-29 "He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head.  As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.” The Lord is the one who does the real work in people's hearts. I think this is helpful to remember as we go about our lives. That doesn't mean we don't have a role in the Lord's kingdom. He loves using us to accomplish his works. I would encourage you this year to continue to be faithful to the Lord. Look for ways and opportunities to live out your faith. Don't let numbers or people's responses hinder you, continue to be faithful wherever God has put you in this season!

2 Timothy 2 says "For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He will also deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. " He still works even when we don't, but let's stay faithful this year. Let's be like the Lord in his faithfulness. Being faithful and consistent with people is life changing. Be life and light to those around you. Let the Lord's love for you overflow into you loving others.



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