Can you find the hummingbirds in the picture?
What the film left me thinking about was what
opportunities have a missed because I was in my will and not God's? As
it implies in Luke 9:57, it takes sacrifice to follow Christ and leave
what you have and know to follow Him. Sacrifice itself seems to depend
on your perspective as for some it is enough to give up a day on the
lake to go to a church service, while for others it is to live among a
native people in a tent in order to bring them the gospel. Those are
two extremes and most of us probably fall somewhere in the middle, but
it does make you think about whether your life is more you or more God.
The concept of less of us is more of Him and a shower of blessings will
follow sometimes eludes us because of our earthly desires and fears.
How many of us can say that we know that if we call on the name of God,
He will protect us or not give us more than we can bear, but don't take
advantage of that power because our fear tells us that our faith isn't
enough? I have that problem with dogs on the streets and can't seem to
get past it sometimes. We have a psychotic dog on our street that comes
after me every time I walk by and even if I beat it off with a tennis
racket, it doesn't stop. I feel stupid because I should have control
over the situation and God is there to help me, yet I let it get to me
Our goal this month is to get our bible study started so hopefully
Steve will be in town for at least part of the month! We celebrate our
19th wedding anniversary on the 2nd; it's hard to believe that it has
been that long because I still look at things he does sometimes and
think "Where did that come from?" He is the best gift God has given me
after His son on the cross, and he has changed and blessed the lives of
my family in ways that never would have happened without him.
We are planning a mission trip to Ecuador the last week of June or the
first week of July, so let us know if you might be interested in being
a part of the adventure!
Steve and Cathy