This is part of the skyline for Phnom Penh & it has grown immensely over the last few years!I’m here because God put a vision in my heart to open nightcare centers in Cambodia. Nightcare is my work w Saving Moses where we look after the babies & toddlers of sex workers while they work.At our centers, each baby : toddler receives a warm welcome, bath, clean clothes, dinner, some basic education & a safe place to sleep through the night, all in the atmosphere of genuine love. Without nightcare they would be at severe risk to experience horrific trauma.
We’ve been working here for many years & I LOVE what we do, so much that I want MORE!!
Dream big with God. Let Holy Spirit show you vistas & impossibilities that quicken your pulse. Then take a step in that direction!Of course there are hardships & setbacks, but don’t let these hinder you before you even take a step!GO BIG!!!
I saw a mini-Jesus today & it was a nice reminder that Jesus isn’t limited to any size. Sometimes in the Christmas season we see Jesus as a baby in a manger & we can think that He’s small. On Good Friday, we see Jesus hanging on a cross & dying. Let’s remember that Jesus rose from the dead & His presence fills the earth, regardless of His humble birth.
Here are some possible applications for us today:
There’s no situation in our lives that Jesus cannot resolve
There’s no lack that Jesus cannot fill
There’s no death that Jesus cannot resurrect
Jesus comes in all sizes, so let’s not allow our expectations to limit His engagement throughout our lives!
We’ve all had the experience of driving along & someone flips us off or does something rude that was stupid. We have a choice with these kinds of petty actions – we can let them stay small & fade into the past or we can get wound up about them & carry them into the present. Small things need to stay small, be that rude comments, gestures, attacking words, etc. Don’t magnify things that need to stay small. Of course I’m not advocating being a door mat, but I think that we can easily get caught up & distracted on things that should stay small.
On the flip side, let’s be sure to magnify important things like genuine love, Jesus’ presence, grace and forgiveness. Let’s stay focused on letting the Holy Spirit continue to work in our lives to make us big people! 🙂
Stay tuned here as well for updates about my upcoming Saving Moses trip to Angola next week!
Several years ago, there was a really popular book called, “The Tipping Point”. It was basically about how small things can make massive impacts – I really like this concept for lots of different reasons, but most of all for how it connects with James 3:1-6. In these verses, the author talks about how a big ship is turned by a small rudder, the bit in a horse’s mouth can make a horse change direction & how a small spark can create a massive fire. The point for each of these illustrations is to drive home the importance of how we use our words. Small words & conversations that can seem very innocuous can have very significant results, positive or negative. So here are some choices for your consideration with the words that we use: