sometimes i read the bible.

sometimes i read the bible.  just to read it.  and then sometimes i biblegateway certain things i’m thinking about and hope to come across what i’m looking for.  it usually works. buuuuuuuuuuuut.  anyways.

last night i ehem, stumbled upon this out of psalm 66.

16 Come and hear, all you who fear God,
and I will tell what he has done for my soul.

i’ve been struck lately about how it’s my job to help tell stories.  i was basically hired to make sure that the real life story that is being told is the one we want to be telling.  i make sure that people are using the right words, the right logo and color scheme.  but.  i also get to make sure that our stories are being told beautifully, that our participants and staff are being honored and built up.  i make sure that God gets glory for working around the world and, in effect, get to inspire people to be a part of what he’s doing in the earth. it’s taken me some time to wrap my head around the concept that this is my job, but i think i’m starting to understand it.  and loving it more and more.

real life sent out almost 400 high school and college students to the field this summer. that’s a lot of young people out in the world.  a lot of young people who are wide-eyed and ready to bring some kingdom to a hurting and dying world.  and a lot of young people who are desperate for an encounter with the living God in their own lives.

it’s 400 people who have something to say.  400 people who have a story to tell.

and somehow, i get the privilege to help tell those stories. stories of hope and redemption and transformation.  stories of participants finding freedom and wholeness.  stories of the sick being healed and the dead being raised.  stories about rain coming to dry places and the hungry being fed.  stories of participants being healed in their hearts and in their bodies.  i get to tell stories of what God is doing in the nations and what he’s doing in the hearts and lives of the people we send out.

i don’t know.  maybe it’s silly and seems small to you, but i’m so grateful that the lord [and these people] have entrusted me with such an incredible responsibility.  it’s a privilege to help inspire and project the voice behind such an amazing people.

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One thought on “sometimes i read the bible.

  1. I love that you are “grateful” for what the Lord has entrusted you with. 🙂
    SO PROUD OF YOU ASHLEY!
    Love you much!

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