49. Simone Smith – a ‘riskier life’ of obedience in Echuca

It’s really great to have Simone Smith share some of her journey with us. Simone is from Echuca in regional Victoria, Australia.

Simone carries a God given vision for her country town. She paints a picture of how God called her to be part of his mission force. Something she didn’t expect to happen as a younger person.

Simone draws out the significance of God shifting her from what she calls egocentric prayers to catching God’s heart for the lost in prayer.

Being a young mother of four, Simone tells us how God has helped even her younger kids be actively part of praying and obeying his Word. This was a powerful insight for Simone who is now starting to see other young mums around her show hunger to pray, read and obey scripture. From being dissatisfied and frustrated in her ‘Christian bubble’, Simone highlights the breakthroughs that Bible knowledge coupled with obedience has made. 

Simone also speaks about the power of practical obedience in demonstrating care towards others who need help. Answering the question within the Discovery Bible Study of ‘who can we help’ being the key. Learning to be generous by reaching out and showing tangible love is seeing lives open up all around her. 

Be spurred on this week to what Simone calls a ‘riskier life’ of uncomfortable yet more fruitful obedience to Jesus.