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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Urgency of Love

2 Corinthians 5:14 says "For Christ's love compels us". The word compel means, to force or drive, especially to a course of action. There is an urgency in Christ's love. It is and urgency to seek forgiveness through the sacrifice of Christ. It is also an urgency to share that same love that we have experienced through our faith In Him. We share that love by telling others about what He has done in our lives or by touching someones need. We also share that love through adoption.

Second only to giving your life for a friend, adoption is the greatest act of love; to take a child that is abandoned, hurting, and fatherless to a life of wholeness peace and forgiveness. That is a great and daunting calling. Yet, God does not call us to do anything without equipping us for the task.
There is an urgency of love. Fell the urgency and act upon it. Consider adoption today. For more information about adoption or for helping those who are, go to www.mission127.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What if I Miss God?

Tucked somewhat obscurely in the book of Jonah is a short verse that simply says, "The sailors were awestruck by the Lord's great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him." 1:16 Have you ever thought about that verse. What does it mean within the greater story?

If Jonah had not disobeyed God and ran. The storm would not have come. If the storm had not come Jonah would not have been thrown into the sea. If Jonah had not been thrown into the sea the storm would not have stopped. If the storm had not stopped the sailors would not have acknowledged the one true God as God in their lives.

Now it was not God's intention for Jonah to sin through disobedience, but it does show that God can bring good from any situation. If Jonah had not sinned against God, God still would bring those sailors to Him; however, in His wisdom and sovereign will He chose to move in the way that He did. See our God is big enough to use our disobedience and negative experiences for His glory. Even when I miss God, remember He is big enough to set me back on track and bring Himself glory at the same time.
God did not allow Jonah to drawn in the sea, but prepared a way to put him back on the right track. In the process some unknown sailors turned their life over to God.

When you miss God, ask for forgiveness, let God place you back on track. Then see how God uses your mistake for His glory.

Adoption can be a very scary process, filled with many opportunities to make wrong decisions. Have peace in knowing that God will keep us on track in spite of ourselves.