The Lord’s plan

imageColossians 3:16-17 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

 

Probably about a year ago or maybe more, Potter’s Field Ministries came to my Church. I was told about their IGNITE program. Since I didn’t have any plans after high school I figured I would think about it. It was then that I did a little exploring and I was reading a serving interns blog. I don’t remember her name, but she was in Cambodia. It was this picture here that was on her blog that caught my attention. It made me fall in love with the scenery in Cambodia. She went on in talking about how the language barrier was difficult, yet at the same time a blessing. This little child was able to describe how Jesus came to earth, was crucified, buried, but then He rose again from the dead all with hand gestures. For some reason this blog sparked my desire to go to Cambodia. After that, even though it took me a little bit, I filled out the application and started this amazing journey with the Lord. Now fast forward to today… Well actually to last week. We spent a week in one of the villages outside the city of Phnom Phen. We got to experience the Khmer New Year, which was an amazing blessing and pure joy. We arrived and we walked up stairs to the place where we were going to stay. This was the scene that greeted me at the top. My heart stopped and I just felt God say “Welcome My child.” I absolutely loved that week, it was so much bonding with my teammates, getting closer to the Lord, and learning about the culture. I truly feel so blessed, I catch myself thinking…. How did I even get here? I never dreamed of living in Cambodia, yet the Lord had a bigger dream for me. And He still isn’t done with me yet. I am looking forward to see how the Lord is going to use me, but also the girls on my team. I can’t help but praise the Lord every morning and every night for all the things that He is doing in my life, that I can see. Next week we begin teaching in the schools, I am going to be a teacher in Cambodia! My mind still hasn’t caught up with the fact this is truly happening. It truly feels like I am meant to be here, I just feel at home. Yet my home is wherever the Lord wants me to be and with Him in my heart…. Everywhere is my home.