Words to Ponder...

You know I love to follow Katie's writing at The Journey! I admire her heart, her openness to people, her courageous love, her absolute commitment to Christ. She recently celebrated her 21st birthday - with her 14 adopted daughters!!! What a testimony.

Today, I was so convicted by her words that I just have to quote part of her post here...
Francis Chan wrote, "How we live our days, is how we live our lives." I had to read it several times as I let it soak in. Because it is true. So often we find ourselves waiting for a specific moment, a specific call, something special. For what? How we spend our days... that will be our LIFE. Because today could be it. If Jesus came back today and said, "Let's go!" would we be ready? Would we be doing what we want to be doing when we meet Jesus? People say to me often, "You are so lucky that you found your calling, that you know your purpose in life." This statement boggles my mind. I AM so blessed to live the life that I do. But it isn't rocket science. God did NOT part the sky and shout out to me, "Katie! Serve my people." I read it in His word. You can too. We can all see as plain as day that Jesus says the number one commandment is to love the Lord and love your neighbor. I happened to move to Uganda and love those neighbors, but that is not the point. As believers, we should already KNOW our calling; it is to love the Lord and love our neighbors by caring for them in whatever broken state they are in. When He said that "the poor will always be among us" I don't think he meant that as an excuse not to worry about it but as a reminder that there is ALWAYS a neighbor, no matter where we are, in a worse condition than we are. I can only believe that God created us to make this world a little better. That he designed us in love to show that love to others. I just don't know what everyone is waiting for.
Whew... are you waiting for a personalized invitation to join God's work in caring for your 'neighbor?' Am I?

Comments

Kenya said…
The same thoughts/ideas were running through my head today as I came back from getting my free Target bread. Help today because tomorrow you might not be here, Wendy.

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