Do you ever feel like you live your life in a bubble of Venti half-caf cappuccinos, car washes, and mall visits? Errands and chores, trips to the grocery store to stock up, play-dates, and one day bleeding quickly into the next?
Sometimes I feel greatly convicted about the riches of my life. The things I take for granted. The way that I take them for granted.
Never more did I feel this than when we returned from Ethiopia and even from China.
All about me. All about what I want and need. All about not being too inconvenienced.
Gimme. Gimme. Gimme. New houses. New cars. New clothes. That's our culture. I want this. I want that.
We wouldn't know sacrifice if it came and smacked us all on the head.
We gave up cable last year as a way to save money. We don't even have local channels. Nothing. Felt like this nice big "sacrifice" at the time.
You know what? It's insignificant. Completely insignificant.
What have we become when these things are out of sight and so out of mind? What have we become to do nothing?
I'm convicted. I'm burdened in my spirit. It certainly makes me wonder what God would have my family do.
No more words. Just go here.
The Hands and Feet
Philippians 2:4 ~ Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Proverbs 21:13 ~ Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
John 13:34-35 ~ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.