He’s Still Working on Me

By CBM National intern,  Stephanie Schwan –


Hello again, friends!

I can’t believe I’m already out on my first rotation as a CBM National Intern!  For so long it seemed so far away, but now, here I am at New Life Camp in Raleigh, NC,all settled in and working with the other staff, getting geared up for summer camp.  Excitement is in the air!

Here at New Life, things run like clockwork.  There’s a system for everything, from answering calls to setting up chairs to doing laundry.  The staff here are super organized in all respects, and I’m about as organized as a toddler’s toy chest (assuming the toys ever made it into the chest in the first place. The floor of my bedroom — obviously the best place to keep toys for easy access — would be more accurate in the case of my own childhood). If they’re a practiced symphony, then I’m a bunch of freeform jazz artists who just met this afternoon and can’t seem to get on the same key.  In short, I have a lot to learn!  But I praise the Lord that He isn’t done with me.  He’s still working on me to make me into the person He would have me be.

As the apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians, “In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:4-6). As much as I have to learn, I am confident that He will finish what He started within me and that He will continue conforming me to the image of His Son until His return or my death, whichever comes first.

Later in the same passage, Paul goes on to say, “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God” (Phil 1:9-11). This is my prayer for myself through my time here at New Life: for love, for knowledge, for insight, for discernment, and for righteousness — all for God’s glory.  I hope you will also pray this for me over the coming months as He continues to work on me.  God’s not finished with me yet!

Edited by: CBM National

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