Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crazy Love

In our Lifegroup we are reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Ryan and I have both previously read this book before but it is nice to read it with a new set of eyes.  We highly recommend this book to anyone!  It really makes you look at your priorities in your life and see how most of us have it all backwards.  I will gladly send you a copy (free) of this book, just leave a comment and we will get it to you.

So, I was reading today and Francis challenges the reader to take some time and think about this truth:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet of nations.  Jeremiah 1:4-5

Have you thought about this?  God has known us and what our lives hold since before ever....He has called us to be "prophets of nations." What does that mean to you?  Does that make you want to change the way the world works? Change the way you live your life?  It gives me an overwhelming sense of determination to do what He wants me to do.  

Francis goes on in the next paragraph saying:
"Ephesians 2:10, which tells us that we were created "to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  That verse is meant for me and all others who have been "saved by grace through faith."  My existence was not random, nor was it an accident. God knew who He was creating, and He designed me for a specific work."

This is exactly how I feel right now.  God has a plan for me and my family.  God knows what we are supposed to do.  I am saved by grace through faith.  My existence has a purpose.  Now, it is figuring out that purpose.  I do believe that my purpose is to be a mother. To be a mother to my biological children as well as my Rwandan child.  I would have never thought that this was to be so.  However, I am overjoyed to be able to do this.  My heart is overflowing and my cup is full. What an honor it is to be able to show God's love in this manner. To the child that is mine as well as to all those who know us and see us.    

If you are struggling with what your purpose is, there is one simple answer. PRAY. Pray for God to show you HIS purpose for your life. Pray that God use you in whatever way HE sees fit. It probably will not line up with what you think your purpose is but His way is the right way. It is overwhelming to see this unfold right before your eyes.  Have faith that He will show you....because He will. It may not be in your time, it will be in HIS time.   

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