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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

In February won't you be my valentine?

I know God works in odd ways. I have seen it in the past and I see it now. It is just extremely odd when He chooses to use you for His work. Years ago, in high school, God used me to bring a friend to church where he learned about God, and he eventually made a commitment to Christ. Since then, he fell away from his commitment to the church, to his own spiritual growth, and after some terrible experiences with a pastor who was abusing his position, left the faith altogether.

By a weird series of coincidences, he has reemerged in my life. He started dating a friend of mine, whom he met online. She had also stopped going to church. Through their conversations and getting to know each other, they somehow came to me. I got a phone call soon after. My answer to what I thought about their relationship was that I would not approve unless they both started attending church again. Now, I know that church attendance does not mean they are christians, but they were not getting any closer to God away from it either.

They started coming to watermark and have fully plugged in and his faith is growing and he is starting to trust God again.

God is amazing. Now, what gets me is how odd it feels to be such an active role in both of these moments in his faith's journey. I should humbly bat my eyes and say "praise Jesus", and I do, but do I thank God and ask him to allow me to be used like this more? It feels weird to want that.

In the end, I do want God to use me and He is. I see it all around me and I thank Him for it. I ask Him to continue to use me. I ask that we all pray that same prayer.


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