From this month’s newsletter, Eden Song Ministry:
“I was in North Mozambique 7 years ago. I loved Pemba in all its poverty, smelliness and government infractions. There was once-a-week water, short daily hours of electricity & we lived, as the children did, on 2 bowls of rice daily as well as a salt biscuit for breakfast. But, there was love & that in abundance. Each morning my friends & I would awaken, before the fisherwomen hit the water, to bathe in the Indian Ocean. Each morning the same 3 young boys would follow us trying to get us to buy things from them. They shadowed us everywhere we went. We shared Jesus, prayed & fell in love with them. Our final day we honored them with flip flops & paid twice the asking price for their random items. My little friend gave me a beaded cross necklace he made just for me. I’ve worn that necklace almost every day for 7 years.
What I do creates in me a fullness of life. I’m not saying everyone should pack up and head to the nearest 3rd world country. We’re not all called overseas. But there is a mission field for all of us. Every day we have an option. We can stay cocooned in our safe place or we can take a risk and do something to change someone else’s world. Life to the fullest is a choice. It’s deciding to embrace it all. I don’t always feel like being an extravagant giver or listener or encourager but often the times I feel the least compassionate is when my sacrifice seems the most rewarding. A cross drawn on a small white shell and strung with beads reminds me to love at all costs & never stop”.
Deb is a friend of mine who continually inspires me to go after my God given purpose. She reminds me that everyday I have an option: stay safe or take a risk. She challenges me to keep my eyes open to see the “mission field” of today as well as take the steps to reach the mission field of the future.
What is your option for living your fullest life today?
God has already equipped you and set you apart to do it – Go After IT!
What part of Deb’s letter stirs you? Challenges you? Inspires You?