Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
There’s a passage in 2 Corinthians where Paul describes the hardships he has gone through in order to follow Jesus. It goes like this: ”…In great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”
We need to remember that following our Savior is costly. Not sometimes only for certain people like Paul. But for everyone that desires to be a follower – a disciple – of our Lord Jesus, He said there will be a COST. But it is WELL WORTH giving up the things we cannot keep in order to gain eternal riches in our God, which we CANNOT LOSE.
If we are really following Jesus, we will go to the hard places. Being a Christ follower means being acquainted with sorrow. Because we must know sorrow to be able to fully appreciate Joy. Joy costs pain, but the pain is worth it.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tonight all that my heart could cling to was that in HIM
we find our hope to live. It is so funny to me that ever since I have a tattoo on my wrist that reads,
"bay espwa" the Lord is bringing up HOPE in so many aspects of my life. Tonight, Every time I would
get sad or feel anxious that my HUGE desire for adoption was not going to happen I would look at my
wrist and be reminded that HE is using me to 'give hope' to the world in many different ways.
Including waiting patiently and trusting that I will love orphans, whether or not I have 30 of my own
or I support and love on families that are adopting; I will be loving and giving hope to a dark world.