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40 Faces, 40 Places, our parish prayer journal through Lent



JAN JOHNSON


I’m not a groups person, especially groups of strangers, as actually I’m quite reserved almost shy. I prefer to merge into the background and remain almost anonymous. But I have a heart for people especially working one to one with the more isolated, vulnerable, lost and sad people; there I am comfortable and myself.


So when God called me to step outside of this comfortable place and start a new mission with him, I resisted for quite some time. God wanted me to speak his words out loud to anyone who came to listen and I really felt I wasn’t that disciple. I listed so many reasons why, not just my inherent nature, but also my failings as a Christian, my lack of knowledge about Theology, my life, family, work, all the regular excuses we use every day for not doing something.


God didn’t accept this. He wanted me to bring my version of faith out from the background and into the open, because he wants many different disciples who can speak his Word on different levels.


Anything I felt I lacked, he would provide, any problems, he would solve, all I needed to do was trust in Him and bring this passage with me

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

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