Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 35 - Family Matters

When I read the scripture for today, I thought about MckMama, Jennifer McKinney.  For those of you who don't follow her blog, click here to meet her.  I have been fascinated by the journey she has been on and the journey she is on right now.  MckMama is in Africa. Why is this amazing?  She is a mother of 5 and she is teaching her children about being doers of the Word and how family isn't just who lives in your house.  I admire her for seeking God's will and being a doer of the Word.  She has been ridiculed, talked down to for taking this journey.  How can we as Christians degrade someone for being a doer of His Word?

God has created some of us to GO.  He has created some of us to STAY.  To know our place, we must place ourselves close to Him through prayer and Bible study. We must allow Him to lead the way.

I'd like to think I'm a STAY person.  I am a homebody. There is no place I'd rather be than with my family, or at Chaney's Dairy Barn or Dunkin Donuts with a good friend.  I can't picture myself in a foreign land (although the halls of an intermediate school sometimes seem foreign).   But God has sort of placed me in a GO position.  How?  We are a military family.  Although we are only in the early stages of this military journey and are in the reserves, not active duty, we know that things can change at any moment.  Right now Jeffrey is on GO. He is at drill.  Sure it is only an hour away, but the sacrifices are still being made.  He missed Colin's ball game yesterday. He is missing church today. He is missing two birthday parties today.  We had to cancel our date this weekend (fun when you find out 2 days before that you have drill).  Although he is nondeployable until he finishes seminary, we know that he could GO. 

That is not something we can worry about.  That is something that we have to TRUST God with.  We have to have the FAITH that if we are put in that GO position, that our Father will take care of us, whereever we may be.  I'm sure MckMama has put her trust and faith in God for the journey that she is on.

Some of us are doers of His Word in our neighborhoods and communities.

Some of us are doers of His Word around our state and country.

Some of us are doers of His Word around the world.

Regardless of where we are, we must touch lives for Jesus.  We must bring others into our family, the Family of God.  For you see, I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God. I'm glad that I was invited by Wanda Hale to visit Calvary.  I'm glad that Calvary opened their hearts to us.  I'm glad that Dr. Copass saw a lost mother and led her to Jesus.  I'm glad that my children are being taught of His love and that Colin has opened his heart to his Heavenly Father.  I'm glad that my husband has allowed God to lead him into this opportunity to minister to soldier and their families.  I'm glad those who are involved in everything I've mentioned have been doers of the Word.

Consider this,  Where would you be if there were no doers of His Word?

1 comment:

  1. I consider my self a stayer (if that is a word). I really have to work on GO for the Lord. I go to church but I have to work on GOIng out for the Lord. I admire people who are Doers and Goers for the Lord.


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