i’m on holiday so i’m going to borrow someone else’s words and picture to spill something which God has been putting in my heart for some time now…
And it rings in my heart of hearts, it shakes my soul, it lights my thoughts…
Please do read it!
These are the words which hit home the most for me:
How in the world do you keep on living everyday in middle North America when you’re mildly wild to go live something as radical like Katie?
Every day, especially so since the beginning of this year, i have been more and more grateful for the absolute luxury i live in, the amazing comforts i have, the burden-less life i lead. i’m not saying that my life is smooth and without bumps or stress. What i’m saying is God has made me so much more aware of how much i do indeed have and how little so many in this world have.
“Slowly but surely I began to realize the truth,” Katie gives words to all generations: “I had loved and admired and worshiped Jesus without doing what He said … I wanted to actually do what Jesus said to do.”
i need to do something – but what Lord?
We want clarity; God wants us to come closer. Life is always clear when you press closer and see it through the sheer love of God.
So i plan to try my best, with the Lord’s help, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, to draw closer to God and hear; know what His Heartbeat is.
We could write it on a million kitchen chalkboards: You are doing something great with your life – when you’re doing all the small things with His Great love.
You are changing the world – when you are changing one person’s world.
You aren’t missing your best life – when you aren’t missing opportunities to love like Christ.
This is so true – you don’t have to do big things to show the people around you God’s great love, you just have to move to do little things to love them.
Living radical isn’t about where you live — it’s about how you love.
It’s about realizing– Love doesn’t happen when you arrive in a certain place. It happens when your heart arrives in a certain place – wherever you are, right where you are, dirt road Africa or side street America.
Because it isn’t where we love. It’s how we love. It’s who we love. The reward of loving is in the loving; loving is itself the great outcome of loving. The success of loving is in how we change because we kept on loving – regardless of any thing else changing. The value of loving is in the value of being like Christ.
The How and the Who! Loving and loving and more loving; what a wonderful cycle!
Radical isn’t as much about where you move – but about looking into the face of Jesus – and letting Him move you where you are. He may move you to Africa – or across the street. But if the love of Christ moves you – it will move you out into the world. He will move you to tear down gates.
i want God to move me but yet i fear. Dear Lord, help me overcome these fears and be moved by you.
Hospitality is Life with no Gates.
Hospitality means if there is room in the heart —
there is always room in the house.
One of Katie’s daughters had whispered it:
“Mommy, if Jesus comes to live inside my heart, will I explode?”
And Katie had said —“No!” and then —
“Yes, if Jesus comes to live in your heart, you will explode… That is exactly what we should do if Jesus comes to live inside our hearts.
We will explode with love, with compassion, with hurt for those who are hurting, and with joy for those who rejoice. We will explode with a desire to be more, to be better, to be close to the One who made us.”
Let’s all explode with the Love of the Lord!
My small step is in continuing to help/advocate for special needs orphans. And to that end, i hope to start a small craft business.
Would you pray for me and this tiny venture i intend to take? Thank you.