I am thankful for wrecked souls! and a world changing God! allowance to be a part of His changing work!

So, this man went to Uganda...

"I quickly began to recognize that as we had fed the starving bodies of the people in these communities they had been feeding my starving soul. They were infested with micro-organisms from polluted water. I was suffering a polluted heart from excess and ease of life. They had a lack of knowledge because of limited access to education, I had a lack of wisdom from useless and corrupting information overload. They are often gripped with fear from attack by the LRA or others, and I was ignorant in my lack of real fear of a just God."
 Read the entire post: HERE

I didn't even finish reading before my soul was wrecked.   Not because his story is so heartbreaking and/or "their" lives are so horrible but because MINE is. Sometimes my life just frustrates me!  I teeter between changing the world and staying the same.  Staying the same stinks! I know it, I live it.  But changing the world seems like an impossible task. 

I am thankful for a God that does the "changing" and that he allows me the privileged to be a part of His changing work. 

I think it is not the world I must change, but my world.  "MY" world! 

I ask God for so much, MUCH! and today I truly want to walk out TRUST in HIS provision.  For me and the "least of these."  I have a lot to learn from this young man:

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This scripture was shared with me today and is so encouraging. Pray it blesses your heart too.

Isaiah 55 (New International Version)

Invitation to the Thirsty
 1 "Come, all you who are thirsty,
       come to the waters;
       and you who have no money,
       come, buy and eat!
       Come, buy wine and milk
       without money and without cost.  2 Why spend money on what is not bread,
       and your labor on what does not satisfy?
       Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
       and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
 3 Give ear and come to me;
       hear me, that your soul may live.
       I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
       my faithful love promised to David.
 4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
       a leader and commander of the peoples.
 5 Surely you will summon nations you know not,
       and nations that do not know you will hasten to you,
       because of the LORD your God,
       the Holy One of Israel,
       for he has endowed you with splendor."
 6 Seek the LORD while he may be found;
       call on him while he is near.
 7 Let the wicked forsake his way
       and the evil man his thoughts.
       Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him,
       and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
       neither are your ways my ways,"
       declares the LORD.
 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
       so are my ways higher than your ways
       and my thoughts than your thoughts.
 10 As the rain and the snow
       come down from heaven,
       and do not return to it
       without watering the earth
       and making it bud and flourish,
       so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
       It will not return to me empty,
       but will accomplish what I desire
       and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
 12 You will go out in joy
       and be led forth in peace;
       the mountains and hills
       will burst into song before you,
       and all the trees of the field
       will clap their hands.
 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree,
       and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
       This will be for the LORD's renown,
       for an everlasting sign,
       which will not be destroyed."


Deborah Ann said...

I just read the full story. Thank you for directing your readers there, it did my soul so much good to go on this journey. I hope to go to Africa myself one day, but in the meantime I have stories like this to help me understand the dire situation they are in.

God bless...

Amy said...

What a sweet post, Jen! Thank you for sharing it. Oh our hearts are so dirty and gross - God has been showing me more and more of that lately. But I am so thankful that He chooses to make beauty from our ashes and use us despite ourselves to give HIM glory! Love you, sister!

Janet (Latte Lady) said...

It's been over a week! Where are you?