Nothing is Without Purpose

I was a little hesitant to leave home early go to Columbus for a couple days, to meet my teammate, Carly Blalock’s family. I’m going to be gone for so long already, and I felt like I should be spending that time at home; but the Lord has shown me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be.


Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

2 Timothy 4:2

On the first plane I took from Tulsa to Houston I met a guy who was in the middle of a lot of pain and hurt. He shared with me how he was in the army and as well as physical injury; the things that he had seen and done had destroyed him emotionally. It touched me to see how open and how curious he was, because of the hope that he was yearning for. The Spirit had been stirring inside of him and had opened doors for this divine appointment. One of the best things about telling people about the Lord is that you’re really not telling them at all. The Lord calls us to listen to him and others, to pray, and to speak when he gives us the words; nothing comes from us at all. My hope for him is not that anything I said has a lasting impression or changes his life, but that the Holy Spirit continues working in him and drawing him in.

Then after I got off the plane that took me from Houston to Atlanta I took a shuttle from the Atlanta to Columbus. Maybe it’s the way I look, but people have a habit of coming up and speaking Spanish to me. At the shuttle stop a lady named Margarita started up a conversation and we sat together on the bus. She began telling me all about her life, and I told her what I was about to do. She told me about her whole family and then shared with me that her 43 year old daughter was dying of liver failure. Funny thing about liver failure is that ever since I’ve had it I keep meeting people who have liver problems that we pray for and the Lord heals. Not so coincidentally Margarita asked if Carly and I would come to the hospital and pray for her daughter.

When we got there the room was filled with so much despair and hopelessness, it was hard just being there. But Maria and her husband were open to prayer and so we invited the Lord to cover them in grace and peace.

When we were praying I heard the Lord speak that he wanted to save her. I know that he could heal her physical body, but I knew that he was more concerned with her being. He wanted to redeem her dying with his peace that surpasses all understanding.

I don’t know all the Lord did there and is doing, but I do know that I felt a shift in the atmosphere. Jesus changes everything, and I trust that because he loves them he will do and be exactly what they need.



  • Nikola Paschal
    September 4, 2012 - 5:38 pm | Permalink

    katie– It’s so obvious Christ wants to use you to spread his name throughout the world! I am just so encouraged by this post, it’s crazy how He’s using you before you even leave the US. You’re heart is sold out for Him, and it’s a blessing to hear about it. Praying for you!

  • Sarahh
    September 6, 2012 - 12:20 am | Permalink

    Ok this is redic how much God is using you already! I remember the first woman he brought you to after you got out of the hospital in guat- I got to watch God heal her through you. So incredible. I CAN’T WAIT to see wait else God does- its just the beginning! Loveyou and lifting you in prayer sis!

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