So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.-1 Corinthians 10:31
My husband and I had the great blessing of opening our home to a 23-year-old young woman from Taiwan and her mom and dad. Her parents had come to her graduation and they were traveling together around the United States before heading back to Taiwan. The young woman had one of those Asian names that those of us in the US struggle to wrap our tongues around, so everyone here called her Jo.
Our houseguests were nothing short of a delight. Our time together ran the gamut from hysterical, side-splitting conversations using the translator apps on our phones, working together chopping down a tree branch in our backyard, and hiking in one of our local wilderness parks. It was a very enjoyable time spent by all. We were really sad when the time came that they had to leave.
Jo was amazing. She is a very strong follower of Jesus who had been in the US earning a Master’s Degree at a Christian college in the Midwest. Our conversations were full of deep, deep insights and great passion for Jesus and His Word. Jo’s love for Jesus Christ radiated out of every pore.
One day, I took Jo and her parents on a hike at a local wilderness park. Her mom and dad were lagging behind on the trail as she and I walked together having one of our many wonderful, God-saturated conversations. She had just graduated and was waiting to hear about a job she’d applied for in the US. Her visa was about to expire and she would have to return to Taiwan if the job did not come through.
While we were walking, I asked her, “How will you feel if you don’t get the job and you have to return home to Taiwan?”
I was so convicted by this young woman’s reply that I will never forget it. Without a moment’s hesitation, she said, “Oh, I don’t think that way. I just go where God sends me and wherever that is, I do His work there.”
The words of this 23-year-old will forever be in my heart. Like my young sage, may I too be able to someday say, “I don’t think that way.”
“I just go where God sends me and wherever that is, I do His work there.”
No matter what I do, or where I do it, may I do all to the glory of God!
How amazing our lives would be if we lived with the attitude that this young woman has. What a blessing it is to see great faith in a young heart.