"Now I want you to know, brothers, that what happened to me has really served to advance the gospel..."
Recently, as the Lord has laid a heavier burden on my heart to plead the cause of the orphan, I have been pondering what that "burden" will entail. You see, if I am not willing to continue to take action then my words are spoken in vain. "I am like a man who looks at himself in the mirror, and as soon as he turns around forgets what he looks like." James 1:23
What am I willing to give up in order that more orphaned children will have a chance to hear the gospel? I may not, like Paul, be placed in prison, but following Christ means I must die to my flesh. It may mean sleepless nights, chaotic days, more time on my knees, doing without my weekly chicken curry or new beaded sandals. Am I willing?
"The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26
But this is our hope!
"We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved." Hebrews 10:39