I was recently encouraged by another person’s blog and felt impelled to share the post with our readers. The blog is about a family and their journey of adopting a little girl from Uganda. A journey that would mean leaving their “home” in America for a new life in Africa. This story is a great reminder of being doers of the Word and letting our lives be an example of the gospel.
As I read the blog, I was reminded to check my heart and ask myself if I’m really willing to go and/or do whatever God asks of me. I was encouraged to the point of tears at how this couple’s story paints the picture of the gospel (specifically, God’s adoption of His children). I encourage you to read this blog, search your heart, and ask God to show you if you are being obedient to His call. I also hope you are encouraged, as I was encouraged.
Here are some of the questions I asked myself and encourage you to ask: “Would I do anything God asked me to do?” “Go anywhere He asked me to go?” “Would I give anything God asked me to give?” “Surrender anything He asked me to surrender?”
Remember, God is our strength. He won’t ask us to do anything that He won’t give us the strength to accomplish (1 Corinthians 10:13); He tells us to cast our anxieties on Him, because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7); the glory, credit, and praise are for Him, not us.
To read the full blog titled “Fight for Her”, click this link: http://smoothvia.com/2013/01/08/fight-for-her/
Emily is the Program Coordinator for the CAPS team. She enjoys spending time with the people she loves, has a heart for the hurting, and desires to be more like Christ. Her current life motto is “love God. love people.”