Life, huh? Full of so many twists and turns, ups and downs. I feel like the last six months of my life have been a crazy rollercoaster ride.
We’re not that family! Our main mission in life is not to correct every single person who simply doesn’t know that the terminology is different now to what it was even ten years ago. Sorry, but it’s one of those things that just doesn’t matter to us. My children have far greater obstacles and issues to deal with in their lives.
Whatever happened to amazing grace?
It’s true. Actions very often do speak louder than words.
Today nearly 30,000 people died of extreme poverty…
…and we thought it was more important to leave ten comments on ten different blogs or Facebook pages “bringing correction.”
Today more than 163,000,000 orphans live in appalling, filthy conditions and will go to bed hungry [again]…
…and we poured our time and attention into hyper-analyzing a blog post written by someone whose heart was in the right place.
Today another precious teenager who has begged and pleaded for a family will “age out” of the adoption system in his or her country…
…and they will be left feeling rejected, abandoned, unloved…
Can you even imagine how much those who profess with their lips that through Jesus Christ we can do ALL THINGS could change the world if we poured our time, our attention, and our passions into things that truly matter in this life?
What if we got on our knees to pray more instead of quarreling over petty things?
Can you imagine how sweet it would be if every comment we left on a social media page was edifying and positive?
What if we built one another up instead of tore one another down with our words behind screens?
What if we took the word “offense” right out of our vocabulary and replaced it with GRACE?
What if we got back to the days when we spent more quality time with our loved ones than we did with our computers and fancy phones?
Goodness, and what a difference we could make if we simply learned once again what it truly means to give people the benefit of the doubt.
My life may feel a little shaky right now and my heart torn in many directions, but of this I am sure…
…GOD NEEDS HIS PEOPLE!
He needs His people to bless, extend grace where grace is so desperately needed, focus on the things that matter and make a difference wherever we can, encourage and build one another up, go where He sends us, do the things He calls us to do…
…and live a life that brings Him glory on the earth.