For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Quit My Life . . . For Jesus

I'm reading a wonderful story about an 18 year old woman who grew up in America with all its comforts, but she quit her life because she was called to follow Jesus to help the poorest of the poor. She had it all: a wonderful, loving family; homecoming queen; class president; bright future in college; boyfriend; but she heard the call of Jesus, left it all, and followed Him.

She wanted to do a year long mission trip before college, so she went to Uganda to serve as a teacher. While there she saw the desperate needs of the poor, starving orphans and adopted 14 of them (yes 14!). Now she lives in Uganda as a single, 22 year old mother of over a dozen children and runs a ministry to other poor and needy children there.

In this account she describes what it was like to break up with her boyfriend in order to follow Jesus where she believed He was leading her.

Here's a small portion of the account:
They were moving in opposite directions. They both new it, but they both refused to let go. So she asked God for a very specific sign. For something that she thought very unlikely if not absolutely impossible. And then something devastating happened. God gave her the sign that she asked for. So she kissed him goodbye and drove away and cried so hard that she doubted she would ever breathe again. She tried not to wonder if anyone would ever love her like that again or how she would do this all alone.

And that’s when He reminded her that she wasn’t. That HE would make her feel beautiful as a single mom covered in dust and spit up. That He appreciated her even when everyone else forgot to say thank you. That He believed in her when the rest of the world thought everything she did was crazy. That He would cheer her on and pick her up when she just didn’t feel strong enough. That His voice whispering in her ear would turn those rough days right around. That He would ALWAYS be faithful. That His love would be unconditional. That He, her ONE TRUE LOVE would never leave or forsake her and would give her her heart’s desires. That He would make all things new, even her shattered heart.
Luke 14:26

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