Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Answer the call!

Yesterday Rosie was telling me a story about a little boy who was about 6 or 7 and how he saw a little girl who needed help getting cleaned up and how he helped her. She said that all the kids in the orphanage helped each other.

Today I was praying while running the dishwasher, doing laundry (amazing the things you can do before 7AM when you go to the gym) and I was thinking ‘what if we all did something?’ not all of us are called to the same thing.

Me, I never thought I’d be the ‘Missionary’ type. But now I try to live my life like it is a mission field, not part of some ‘weird’ movement because I think what I do is normal, and the rest of the world who don’t love, I think that’s weird. I want to live my life seeing needs and filling them with my God given talent. If it means I have to stay 5 more minutes to fill bottles and pick out pajamas or drop off clementines or last minute grocery shopping for lunches and dinners. If it means traveling the world digging wells, loving orphans, then that’s where I want to be! That’s WHO I want to be!

What if…
You saw a piece of trash and picked it up
You saw someone crying and cared for them
You saw the hungry and fed them
You saw something too big for you to handle… so you prayed.

I do believe in world changers. And for a long time I never really thought I was ‘one of them’ but even if it’s only the world around me, I want to change it with Love.

We are called to great things! Pick up!

James 1:22-25 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.


Matthew said...

Amen. May I limit the "what ifs" in my life as much as possible with His guidance! We are all leaders in one way or another ... may we lead in the way Jesus led ... by serving!

That is a shell I continue to try and break myself out of ... I can be so content in my own little world ...

Thanks for the reminder sister!

Jada's Gigi said...

Amen! I'm seeing Christ more and more in the small things....