Thinking about the Nicole Nordeman song "Finally Free" today, I realized that Nicole Nordeman wrote something that changed my life, and she'll never know that.
You know my opinion about lightning bolt moments--they don't often happen. At the end of a growing process, though, sometimes the culmination of understanding is a lightning bolt. The lyrics of this song gave me hope in a time when I, fallen and broken like David in the Pslams, cried out for rescue. It confirmed in the deepest part of my heart that "even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me" (Psalm 23).
It was a spiritual turning point for me--God showed himself trustworthy in a mighty way.
This whole thing came to mind for two reasons:
1. Last year, my friend and I led a Bible study that I considered a total disaster. However, little did I know, one girl in the group took away so much from it...enough that she requested another study! Now, I'm discipling her, and it's so awesome to see how God is working in her.
2. I've been working through Mark Robinson's (Wildwood's executive pastor) Bible study on John, "Vital Signs." Once again, my friend is learning so much through it. I can see both her and my eyes opening to new truths. Mark may never know this, but he was faithful to put the study together--a huge project--and God is now working through it.
If God calls you to something that seems pointless, remember this post. You may never know how He uses it, but He has holy reasons for the things He asks, and that's awesome.