A learning heart: the call to be more. I find it very interesting that the verb used in the previous sentence is "be", not "do". But how often we take on the Martha cloak and resist the role of Mary, sitting at the feet of Jesus...just to learn from Him and to be. This is what we hope for when we take our trips overseas, for our leadership and teams to listen and learn. Learning cannot be done from a person full of pride, it's the essence of humility and humility takes some serious discipline.
Discipline requires action. This time daily in learning and praying through the Live Dead journal is starting to create a discipline in me. In fact, last night I was awakened after a very intense, real dream in which I saw cars being lit on fire, people who fought for justice were under attack and somehow I was sheltered from it but I woke up with a start knowing this was real. Very real for many people around the world right now. I was so shaken and moved by what God was showing me, that I spent a good 45-60 minutes praying and interceding for those around the world that God woke me up to stand in the gap for...this is NOT to be about me, but simply about the power of the Holy Spirit when we submit to his discipline...obedience breeds obedience and it takes faith.
Steve Pennington shares in today's time that, "We cannot escape the conviction that following Christ compels us to uncompromising excellence in our normal Christian lives...Be More!"
Prayer for Unreached People Group: the Sudanese Baggara
One Child Campaign is a ministry outreach of Faith Central Ministries. The vision of the Orphan Awareness and Vision trips is to create a united effort of ministries to give voice to the over 5.5 million orphans in Ethiopia and around the world. This will be accomplished through sponsorship, empowerment and discipleship that will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the children. This trip will immerse you into the lives of orphans and street kids. It will create an experience that will raise awareness not only to the orphan, but also for the body of Christ to realize the impact it can have through advocacy and adoption. An important part of our ministry is to provide resources for adoptive families. This is a mission to raise up a generation with selfless faith. Together, we can breathe hope into the orphan crisis.