Faith is one of Lorri’s strengths. “I never doubted that He had my best in mind. It doesn’t make that process enjoyable but there’s a joy that can only come from Him.”

Lorri now lives an active life as a busy wife, mother, hostess of a small group in her home, and local teaching director for Community Bible Study (CBS). Lorri loves Hebrews 11, where Paul lists the faithful. “Verse 13 says that when they died, they still had their faith. Even though the promises were distant, they were still walking in faith. I pray that no matter what, I will be full of faith and living faithfully.”

Following God faithfully can be challenging. It’s especially hard if you don’t know Him well. Fortunately, God invites us to get to know Him intimately through prayer and Bible study. The more we know Him, the more we want to be with Him, regardless of where He takes us. We find ourselves singing with countless other voices through the ages, “Where he leads me, I will follow.”

Excerpt from an article that first appeared in The Lookout, July 16, 2006. © LeAnne Benfield Martin. Used with permission from the author.
Freelance writer LeAnne Benfield Martin lives near Atlanta with her husband, her young daughter, and her 12-year-old yellow Lab. LeAnne’s work has appeared in many Christian magazines and she enjoys writing about many topics, especially the arts. Check out her blog on Christians in the arts at