Monday, January 14, 2013

Truly Caring

I know I posted earlier today, but I don't think I can go to bed without getting this off my chest. God has been pressing so hard on Steven's and my heart to start really and truly caring. Caring about living in light of eternity, caring that there are children left on their own to die, caring that there is child sex-trafficking, caring that there are atrocities going on our world right this moment. I don't mean the kind of caring that simply blogs about it. Or just adopts one child and considers my duty done. I mean the kind of caring that really and truly applies James 2:14-16:
"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and filled,' without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?"

And tonight, we came across this video that seemed to envelop what God is speaking to us.

I'm still mulling it over in my brain. We're not sure all the ways God will flesh this out. But we're praying and asking the Lord how to really live like a family that cares. We're asking God to direct us on how to put our money and our life where our mouth is. We're asking Him how to truly step out. And we both feel like this journey has just begun. Today, as I prayed about this, I was again wrestling with the reality that I am not some special person, that I am not great or especially gifted. But guess God is great. And that's all that matters.

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