Thursday, August 14, 2008

Love, love, love, love is all you need

When i think about what i'm going to do with my life, all i can hear in my head over and over is the voice of Heidi Baker saying "You need to love people into the kingdom". How powerful are those words? You need to love people into the kingdom.

Don't preach them into the kingdom. Don't force or threaten or make them feel guilty for their sins. Just love.
Love is all you need.

If there is an overflow of love in your life, you'll bear great fruit.

Our plans for travelling and spreading the love of God are really coming true. Next year around July/ August we're going to Mozambique and Malawi. I feel like my heart is in Africa already and it makes it hard to care about assignments and deadlines and strategic plans when my heart and my soul are consumed with an overwhelming desire to love these children who have never experienced it before, and to be there and taste what it's really like for these people and develop our vision for what we can do with our lives to greater benefit them.

I was reading this blog of some girl the other day and it was all about her expensive clothes and her habitual drug use and i thought how sad it would be if that's what i was living for. As much as it pains me that God told me i won't be getting the pretty house with the white pickett fence and vintage furniture any time soon, i am glad that my purpose in life is a little more than living for myself and my needs. 30% of the Malawi population are HIV positive and there are over 1 million orphans. I can't get to the end and stand before Jesus and say that i knew all that, i knew there was a need andi knew he wanted me to do something, but instead all my money and effort went into me. I can't do it.

So i'm going to learn obedience.

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful, I love that you so openly express your love for God. You're an inspiration, keep it up!

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