Looking to connect with other Christian nurses - page 4
Hi everyone, My name is Suzie. I am a registered nurse in Pensacola, Florida. Nursing has been my heart and passion more and sometimes less since the mid 1990's. I have worked in the acute care... Read More
1Feb 27, '13 by Gold_SJQuote from SuzieF^.^ That's alright, with nursing I do love it but I feel unsettled like I'm supposed to be doing something else. I pray that I do what's right and I have a sense I'm supposed to write. Which I do daily (as I personally love to) but whether it eventuates as being the correct path I don't yet know. Just have to keep praying and trusting the Lord.Gold_SJ,
I agree with you only some are called to evangelism. When we are in our caregiver roles as nurses, it is always best to simply allow the Spirit of God to speak the truth of the Gospel. He can do this through our prayers and actions. No proselytism needed.
One of the best quotes ever is..."Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words." (St. Francis ?)
Do you mind if I ask what direction you feel the Lord is taking you if it is not nursing?
1Feb 28, '13 by SuzieFQuote from Gold_SJI think that is wonderful. Write away! I look forward reading your work.
^.^ That's alright, with nursing I do love it but I feel unsettled like I'm supposed to be doing something else. I pray that I do what's right and I have a sense I'm supposed to write. Which I do daily (as I personally love to) but whether it eventuates as being the correct path I don't yet know. Just have to keep praying and trusting the Lord.
1Mar 8, '13 by FSUNurse2bTo all Christian nurses,
It's very encouraging to read all these posts. I'm gathering that Christian nurses are not entirely alone in their faith within the workplace? I currently work in the banking industry and these topics relating to faith are very, very, very rarely talked about. Probably because most of my clients are focusing on money and wealth and not health or life & death. I have been struggling with the nature of my work for a few years now. I tend to be very quiet about my beliefs in my workplace, but it is good to know that there are nurses out there that are believers and can talk to patients, if asked. I think as a nurse I will be very quiet about my faith, focusing solely on the needs of the patient, but it is good to know that there are many patients that do appreciate being cared for.
0Jun 7, '13 by SuzieFI have said a prayer for everyone in this thread today... May God's light and hope radiate through you! May you be a conduit of hope for your patients!
0Jun 7, '13 by ~Melissa~I'm actually at the midpoint in my journey to be an RN-/ I'm through with pre-reqs and will be starting nursing school in the fall. (Of course then im planning to do an RN-MSN program to NP immediately after!) As I live in the Deep South, Christianity is something that is pretty much out there and respected by most (even if they don't agree with it). I would pray that my very life is a testimony to God-- I'm not one who knows much about apologetics and talking about my faith in a "let me convert you" way. I do hope, though, that people will recognize my joy and want it for themselves!
I'm so glad to see so many other brothers and sisters in Christ. I'll add you all to my prayers and look forward to seeing how this thread progresses!
0Jun 7, '13 by UnderooHi Suzie, so nice to meet you! I am a Christian and RN as well. I am living in Washington state, but am originally from Georgia. I love the Panama City/Pensacola area of Florida. It is where I met my husband and where we were married. It's so nice to see so many comments from fellow believers. Living here in the Pacific Northwest, I have found that there are few Christians in my practice, and most are silent about their beliefs. I do not preach my beliefs, but I am proud of who I am in Christ and I enjoy talking about Him and His blessings. I am very interested in your outreach, please feel free to email me at AmandaWillis1@live.com. I would love to talk more with you as I am certain I could benefit from your outreach.
0Jun 8, '13 by SuzieFHey Underoo!
Thank you for connecting with me. I will be contacting you for sure.
0Jun 8, '13 by SuzieFHi Melissa!
I am so excited for you as you begin your adventure into the wonderful world of nursing. Your life will be transformed in a remarkable and fulfilling way. Just let the love and light of Christ radiate through you, and be prepared to provide an answer to those who ask about the source of your hope and strength. People will indeed recognize your joy and be attracted to it.
You live right down the road from me. I live in Pensacola. Message me if you would like to have coffee sometime.
1Jun 9, '13 by Cerebra01Hello greetings to you in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
0Jun 9, '13 by SuzieFQuote from Cerebra01Greetings and blessings to you!Hello greetings to you in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
2Jun 11, '13 by raynelle09Quote from SuzieFHello Suzie, I was looking around all nurses for people whom I can connect with as well that believe in Jesus, especially in today's world . I admire your accomplishments and wanted to ask you a question ? I am currently in starting nursing school in the fall and I have struggling to find a balance between studying for school and studying the bible and building a more intimate relationship with Jesus. I asked u this because u have accomplished so much, how do u find the time to really get close to God and do everything else lol ??Hi everyone,
My name is Suzie. I am a registered nurse in Pensacola, Florida. Nursing has been my heart and passion more and sometimes less since the mid 1990s. I have worked in the acute care hospital setting since then. I have a wandering spirit, so I have experience in most areas of adult care.
I expected Jesus Christ as my Savior as a young adult, years before becoming a nurse. Initially, I did not feel called into nursing, but soon began to realize my potential to serve as Christs ambassador to the sick and dying. Although, I have to be honest and say that my feelings regarding my nursing career have not always been blissful. I have been, like many other nursing colleagues, tapped dry by the realities of our profession. THANKFULLY, I allowed the Lord to refresh my spirit and regained a renewed perspective on our blessed profession and my opportunity to serve.
In 2006, I founded a nursing ministry organization. Since then, I, along with many of my nursing friends, have pursued a variety of activities aimed at encouraging other nurses and serving local and global communities.
I am currently in school pursuing a graduate degree in nursing education at Walden University online. I am enjoying this experience very much as it expanding my knowledge and perspective regarding patient care and nursing professional issues.
I live in Pensacola, Florida with my husband, Michael. We have four grown children and a precious granddaughter.
I am looking forward to connecting with nurses of the Christian faith from around the world.
P.S. I also updated my profile and social media info if you are interested.
1Jun 11, '13 by SuzieFHi Raynelle,
Congrats on beginning nursing school. It is fantastic that you are thinking ahead as to how you wil find time for devotion and drawing nearer to God through Christ. You are sooooo wise to do this first above all else. You are likely to have times when everything seems overwhelming, just hang in there. Make the decision in advance that nothing will come before your relationship with The Lord.(which it seems like you have already)
I know how it is in school. As a matter fact, I am back in school now. I have to ease up on the bigger Bible studies while I am going to school. I have a group of other nurses that I study with on a fairly regular basis. This is a tremendous encouragement to stay motivated and in the Word. We keep it relax.
You may wish to pray and ask God to connect you with other Christians in your class. They may also like to do a little devo time with you before a class or study session.
I use You Version Bible app on my phone. I can then pull it out anytime I have a couple of minutes. Try this even if you only focus on the verse of the day.
Listen to sermons and worship music while you are getting ready or driving to class.
Keep your Bible by your bed for a quick read in the morning or before bed. Just keep exposing your mind to His truth in bite size pieces.
Pray without ceasing. Pray before you feet even hit the floor in the morning. Pray little short prayers silently throughout the day. Once you find fellw Christians in class, ask them to join you early for prayer on test days. You can simply read a per written prayer if you like. It just matters that you are putting God first. His heart will be blessed no matter what form your devotion and prayer is in.
Above all, begin to pray now and tell Him your concerns of not having balance in your life. Commit your schooling and your nursing service to The Lord from the very beginning. Pray that He will be honored through your work. Then as things get hectic -and they will- you can rest easy that you are doing it all in devotion to God. Your work be be your worship of Him. (Colossians 3:23) You are guaranteed to draw closer to The Lord.
Raynelle, basically Keep God first, pray often, and read the Bible when you can. Set your heart on serving Him. He will take care of the rest.
Best wishes! You will have a life transformation when you become a nurse. it is exciting! i will be praying for you. I am sure that you will do awesome!