Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just the beginning...

"Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6

I have thought quite a bit over the last several weeks about the absolute absurdity of what it is that I am doing and how I have been given complete peace about every bit of it. I mean, let's be honest. I am a young single woman who decided to travel halfway around the world to meet perfect strangers to hang out for a few weeks and then head to another foreign country to meet more perfect strangers and stay for six months! Crazy? Maybe. But, really it is not crazy at all. It is really just following Jesus and saying "YES!" when He calls. I was talking to one of the pastors at Citipointe this week about how it was that I ended up here, and as I was saying that I really had total peace about coming, even though in all honesty they were all strangers to me. He was quick to point out to me that we really weren't strangers. We are all part of the same family, and just because we had yet to meet in the flesh, we were united as sons and daughters of the Most High God. Isn't that beautiful? The family of God. It truly is a beautiful thing, and I am so grateful for my brothers and sisters across the globe.
So, here I sit. I am undoubtedly beginning the craziest journey of my life thus far, but I cannot even communicate how much peace the Lord has given me. I cannot think of a time that I have been more confident that I am right where He desires for me to be. Sometimes I wonder if the "freak out" is coming, but it's not. God has orchestrated too many things in order to make this a reality. He had to do it. There was no way that any man could have done it.
I am here in Brisbane for the next week and a half, and I still have a lot on my plate while I am here, including some intense ministry time with graduating seniors. But, on November 26th, I will be hopping on another plane to head to my new home where I simply want to be the hands and feet of Christ to a hurting, lost people. I am still not sure how everything is going to unfold, but that is ok. I am really at peace about it. Why? Because the Word of God promises that He will finish the good work He has started in me, and I know He has started a good work. Now I just want to sit back and allow Him to work. I'm looking forward to the end result...


  1. You're a rock star, Heather Jean!

  2. Yay!! So glad you have some family loving you and taking care of you over there on the other side of the world! Thank you, Citipointe Christians for taking care of my sissy!!