We often stumble all over obedience. Yet when we do obey, we find how powerfully God uses it.
Carrie Stallings discovered this on a Peru missions trip. Carrie walked by a field and saw a woman using a tub and washboard to do laundry.
“God spoke in my heart and told me to go and wash her clothes,” Carrie said.
As she washed, she talked to the woman named Exalta. Carrie learned that Exalta felt unforgivable because she had had an abortion.
“As I was washing Exalta’s clothes, I was able to witness to her and tell her about God and how much He loved her; . . . He sent Jesus to die for all [her sins].”
That day, Exalta traded her guilt for a new life in Jesus.
“It taught me that when I surrender to God and His perfect plan, then there is peace, joy, and blessings like no other,” Carrie said. “Through my surrender and obedience, I was able to see a woman forgiven of guilt and sin that had plagued her for years. I was able to experience the joy of leading her to forgiveness and to Christ!”
Leigh Pritchett lives in the southeastern United States, a missions field that is “white unto harvest.”