Friday is the day to take part in 5 Minute Friday over at Lisa Jo Baker’s. We are given a one- word prompt and then we write for 5 minutes straight. No editing, No second guessing. So here it is. Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you’re here.
It’s 7,987 miles from our little neighborhood street to Cape Town, South Africa.
That is no small distance. But in just 5 days, you’re going. You’re packing up your suitcase.. complete with gifts to minister to the Mums who love the orphans. The unloved ones. But not by them, not by us. And not by our Savior. They are the LOVED ones.
You’re leaving your dear husband and your three boys and those crazy dogs and you’re going. Because you’ve been called to do this thing by a very big God.
Months back, when our morning walks brought sweating instead of shivering, you shared your heart for this very trip. We prayed. We hoped. You outlined the many mountains God would have to move to get you there.
Well, friend. He moved them. You’re going.
And though you may feel VERY small right now. You may feeling all kinds of anxious thoughts. The enemy is certainly working over time to cause you to doubt. Cause you to fear. Cause you to feel like curling up under your covers with a pint of ice cream and an entire season of Downton Abbey.
Don’t do it. Did you hear me? Don’t DO it.
Know that you are small. Indeed. But HE IS NOT. We serve a BIG God and He has called you. He has equipped you. He goes before you.
Stop and think about that for a minute. He goes before you. He orders your steps. There is nowhere you will be, no one you will see, no little arms that will ask you to pick them up and wrap like a baby monkey around your neck– that He doesn’t already know and ordain.
So go. Go, even feeling small, to this amazing adventure He has called you to. Love the least of these. Love these that the world will call small. Love them knowing that they are big to a very BIG God.
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
**Will you pray for my friend Amy as she takes these big steps in following God? I know she would appreciate it. **