7.17.2010

Blogs of people living radical lives for Jesus

http://journeywiththeclarks.blogspot.com/
--family from Williamson Co. sold it all to move to Bangkok.

http://kissesfromkatie.blogspot.com/
--Williamson Co. girl out of high school moves to Uganda, now 3 yrs later is the mother to lots of kids--lost count is it 13?

http://blessingsfromethiopia.blogspot.com/
--Sweet young couple adopts 6 kids from Ethiopia. That is on top of their (almost) 4 children.

Share some more. I love reading about lives forever changed by their radical love for Jesus.

Do we REALLY believe the bible?

Do you? If so, it has radical implications for the way we live. I have struggled with this ever since we started the adoption process. Seeing how differently the rest of the world lives. It's hard to see life there and life here. How do we just go on living like this?(speaking to myself here too!)


This isn't the way God intended us to live. I recently came across(not by accident) upon this sermon series. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT but it's a hard pill to swallow. Also, just started the book! Radical is an amazing book also. Just getting into it but that is for another blog post.

I have also been reading the most amazing book ever: "The hole in our gospel" Christians we are missing it, we have to care that there are people dying on the other side of the world. 30,000 children will die TODAY of starvation or preventable disease. Does that bother you in the least? What if it were your children? Sumner County would be wiped out in 5 days.

I read a similar illustration but if we just found out that 30,000 people were killed in the US we would be devastated. What if 150 planes crashed today? That would kill about 30,000 people. We would be in shock! What if it were 30,000 firemen dead. But the fact that 30,000 children will die today doesn't move many to action because we are so removed from it, so wrapped up in ourselves, our plans, our lives. I am SO guilty of this too!


DO YOU BELIEVE?

Luke 14:26-27 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

OR

Luke 18:18-22 "A certain ruler asked him, "Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother." "All these I have kept since I was a boy," he said.
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

I hear people make excuses all of the time to make themselves feel better. Implying that God has them there(dying and suffering) and has us here(living the American dream) or saying the bibles says we will always have poor. God cares so much for the poor and I think he will be asking some Christians, "why were there so many poor in the world?"

Ready to get RADICAL for God! Are you?

7.10.2010

Daydreams.....

What do you daydream about? Clay- Colorado, Me-Africa. Today, I've thought a lot about adopting again. I have so many friends in the midst of adoption, I read so many blogs and facebook updates about adoption! God has surrounded me with it. I love having all of the friends around me keeping the passion for Africa and orphans in front of me daily. I love praying for the families raising money, waiting on the call, dreaming of their child. A true time of faith building, patience testing and pure excitement!

We talk about one day adopting a little girl from Africa, Lord willing. We feel like she will be older, maybe 3 to 5. That would probably mean that she is born now.

I am praying for her today!
Praying she isn't hungry.
Praying she isn't lonely.
Praying that she is learning dependence on our mighty God.
Praying for her family.
Praying for her country.

Could you have a child right now that lives somewhere else? Ask God!

7.06.2010

Help bring home this precious boy....

Our friends from church need $4000 by this weekend to bring home precious Jadon from Ethiopia. Please go to their site to donate. Any amount will help! http://www.lilysprayer.blogspot.com/