October 8, 2019

“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”  -1 Peter 4:11

I remember the first time I was asked to write a devotional for St. Luke’s. I was in a panic. I did not think I had the words to express my thoughts so that others could understand. I did not think I was good enough to do this. I did not think I was good enough to share my experiences or to inspire someone else with my words.

As I sat staring at a blank sheet of paper, I said a prayer asking God to guide my thoughts. I sat there silently for a little while, then I heard a small voice inside tell me, “You can do this”. I took a deep breath and tried to relax. The words started coming to me, like out of nowhere, and I began to write them down. Before I knew it, the devotional was written. I said another prayer thanking God for helping me, for giving me the words to write.

I started out feeling I was not good enough, but I asked for God’s help and he was there to give me what I needed. God gave me the words to write, the words to share with all of you. Now each time I sit down to write a devotional, I begin with the same small prayer asking God to help me. I know with God’s help, I am good enough. He gives me the words to share His love and bring hope to others.

Lee Ann Simpson, Administrative Assistant, St. Luke’s Asbury Campus

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