Saturday, May 15, 2010
Asking to much?
I remember when some dear friends of ours were raising money to become missionaires in another country. They literally opened up there home and sold everything. I remember coming home and looking at all my stuff and asked myself if I could do that. Could I sell all this stuff that we worked so hard to get. And then I fell to my knees in tears. We worked hard for all this stuff!! Did that really just come out of my mouth. Is that where my hope lies.... in stuff? Is that what really matters?
How come we only take certain scriptures out of the bible and that is what we base our faith on? Scriptures that don't require us to do anything but to maybe attend church on Sunday and still have our comfortable lives. We either take the whole bible or none at all. The bible (Jesus) tells us we are suppose to go and make disciples of ALL nations, Jesus tells us we are suppose to take care of the widows and orphans. The bible does not say to sit comfortably in our air conditioned house. Now I'm not saying to open your doors and sell everything (unless Jesus tells you too) what I am saying is that I want to suffer for my King. I don't want to be comfortable, I don't want to be able to spend money on my coffee or whatever and not be able to give to someone in need. I want to give first and then whatever is left over I want to give some more.I don't want to just say I am going to do all these things, I want to actually do them and with the Lord's help I can. I honestly can not wait for the day that Lord tells our family to go and we can open up our home and sell everything. Yes, I truly mean it. I know that we are not meant to stay in Clearwater Florida for ever. How do I know that? Because the Lord has laid it on our hearts a long time ago that we would be called away. We are patiently and prayfully waiting.
As I have heard someone say before. "Praying that Jesus will break my heart for what breaks His." He is doing it! I said in the very beginning of this adoption that I felt so honored that He would allow me to experience Him in this way. I have to rely on the Lord in a way that I never have before. Everyday He is continuing to wreck my heart even more for Him and for His will on my life. That alone is something to be praised.
I can all ready see that our son is changing our lives more then we will ever change his. I am not perfect, I am a sinner so I am extremely grateful for Jesus never ending grace. So absolutely thankful that we get to be on this journey. So absolutely grateful that the Lord loves me enough to want to make me more like Him.
Walking along this narrow road desperately trying to live my life completely dependent on the Lord.