I am amazed by the goodness of God. He is so faithful, just, and true. He knows me better than anyone and still  loves me outrageously. Today the Lord is reminding me of how incredibly involved He is in my life. This morning He brought to mind a song I haven’t listened to in years. It’s called Hands and Feet by Audio Adrenaline, and I’m pretty sure the first time I heard it was during a Missions focused Sunday at church. The chorus goes like this:

I wanna be your hands
I wanna be your feet
I’ll go where you send me
I’ll go where you send me

I’ll be your hands
I’ll be your feet
I’ll go where you send me
I’ll go where you send me

And I’ll try, yeah I’ll try
To touch the world
Like you touched my life
And I’ll find my way
To be your hands

God was preparing my heart for a lifetime of missions overseas. I just knew I wanted to be used by God and even if I was just His hands and feet. I had no thoughts of the heartbreak and pain I would see, I just wanted to be used by God.

Living in Cambodia I am surrounded by spiritual darkness, but I’m becoming more and more aware of the light in me. Jesus Christ the hope of glory lives in me and when I show up in a dark place the light of Jesus shines through me and darkness cannot stay. When I hear my neighbors fighting with each other I pray and the atmosphere changes. Things that are the norm here will not be the norm forever because the God who created the universe sent me and others to be His hands and feet in this place. As I walk where He leads, and love the people He brings me to, things are changing. My neighbor kids are learning how to love each other and how to love me. They lovingly share their popsicle or their gum with me, they give me big hugs and are learning (slowly but surely) how to be gentle with one another. Things here are changing.

As I am continually willing to be His hands and feet He moves through me and is bringing light to the dark places. I sang along with this song, but I didn’t realize how God prepared me for this specific time and season in Cambodia. Maybe it’s a good thing we don’t always know what we are really praying or singing, but when we allow God to use us He will “accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” – Ephesians 3:20