Thursday, 16 October 2008

Humbled by my King

I was humbled a few days ago how God used me despite of my shortcomings. Here I was having a really bad day and God still was able to touch some one's life through mine.

I received a message on my facebook account asking me if I was the same Jo that organised a mortgage through a certain mortgage broker. (OK, a bit of background here in brief - In 2004 my husband and I organised a home loan through a "Christian" mortgage broker who was as 'dodgy' as they come. His dealings were not exactly one of a Christian.) In the message she apologised on behalf for the way we were treated. (She was employed by the mortgage broker.)

I sent her a message back to her telling her that it was OK and that I understood her predicament as an employee. And then I suggested that we be facebook friends to make a good thing come out of a bad situation.

Now this is the humbling part:
Remember I was having a rough day and was a not so nice Princess Warrior to my Loved Ones. She accepted my facebook friend request and sent me a new message:

Hi Jo, I just read your profile and it is amazing. I know I don't know you very well,but you have just truly inspired me. Although I am a Christian, my walk with the Lord over the past 18 months just has not been happening. Thank you for sharing your face book page with me because you have just spoken to me so profoundly

Talk about humbling. I sent back this message:

Psst! Do you want to know a secret???? Since I became a mother, 5 years ago, I slowly drifted away from God. Sure, I was going to church and all, but my relationship with the Lord was dismal. I was fed up with where I was so 3 months or so ago I made a choice to listen to worship music first thing in the moment and read the Bible last thing at night and God moved! He will do the same for you if you seek Him too. xo

As God continues to meet me daily, I pray that I never think that I am the reason people are inspired. Because the truth is, it is only Him that is in me that can change people.

Still taking lessons from the King,


  1. Jo, this is amazing. We are truly blessed when things like this happen! I'm about to go home from work and do what you mentioned here, and that is listen to some worship music and read His Word. And you're right, as that does work. First thing in the morning, I reach for my Bible and read His Word, even if half asleep and it's my morning dose of 'get up and go' that I need! Love Paula :-)

  2. Jo, wow! I love your theme! Princess Warrior! I'm one too! :)

    Great post also. I know it's amazing when we see God work through us and we know what crack-pots we are! God does choose to show His power in our weakness. What an amazing King we have!

    Nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog too :)

  3. This is so great! I am so amazed at how God is still able to use us, as imperfect as we are. It is such a great reminder that it is HIM and not us! I need to daily strive for surrender and not perfection.

    Thanks for coming by my place! Have a great weekend!
    K :)

  4. Thank you for your comments on my blog today. They humbled me! I'm so amazed by how God uses our weaknesses to show himself strong. Your story is wonderful!


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