Who knew that a metatarsal was so important?!?!!!For that matter, who even knows what a metatarsal is???
And this is exactly my point. If you’ve ever broken your toe, you’ll know that a metatarsal (toe bone) is super important & helpful for ambulatory ease ,)
Translation: if you want to walk without pain, don’t break your toe!
The same principle holds true in the Body of Christ. Every person is important & plays a vital role, regardless of how visible or invisible they may be. So let’s not compare ourselves to one another because we each play a unique & essential role. Some of us are spleens, eardrums, corneas, colons & clavicles. If you’re a neuron, you’re every bit as vital as a duodenum, albeit entirely different.
Let’s never belittle nor minimize our place or the role others play throughout the Body of Christ!You’re essential!!
“You’re not going to North Korea are you?” I was driving my kids to school this morning & made a phone call to another ministry about some cool opportunities in North Korea. My kids immediately asked this question when I hung up & I assured them that I’m not going there this year. But it still sounds like an incredible opportunity to me!
Alas, not everyone thinks like I do & that’s altogether fantastic! Seems to me that God has uniquely created us for distinct purposes & designs. Some people are attracted to stable, predictable & familiar. Some folk have a little wanderlust in their souls. Some of us are pioneers & more than a little maverick-y. But each follower of Jesus has valid contributions to make to His kingdom!
Just because I’m different than you doesn’t make me superior or inferior any more than you are superior or inferior to me! Let’s remember that we are essential parts of one Body & we desperately need each other to fulfill our unique & divine purposes! I’m celebrating you today!!
I’ve had the opportunity to travel all around the world with all kinds of teams but never like this team. I’m in Cambodia right now with our nightcare work here, one of the privileges we do with Saving Moses & I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!! Here are just a few things I love about this team: they’re flexible, they don’t complain, they’re eager, kind, patient & they love the people here! I also love that this team is all about reaching people with Jesus’ love. They aren’t put off by how someone looks, the smells or the poverty. This team is totally centered into connecting people with Jesus’ love & I couldn’t be happier to be among such a fine group who follow Jesus so passionately!
I’m leading our first Saving Moses team trip & we are in Cambodia working with our nightcare work & it’s awesome!! I was reflecting in my heart this morning as we were flying into Cambodia how God had placed the dream of nightcare into my heart, made it become a reality & now I get to introduce our team to God’s amazing work & love demonstrated 6nights a week to the least of the least – babies & toddlers of sex workers. Tonight was our first night & I think everyone had an amazing time albeit jet lagged & hazy. As we go to sleep tonight, I’m thanking God for being the tangible & continuous expression of Genuine Love. Thanks for reading this & I pray that you think of Gods astounding love for you as you go through your day 🙂
I’m really pumped because today is the launch of something new & uber cool with Saving Moses!! We are taking our first ever Saving Moses Team Adventure where we get to join our nightcare work in Cambodia! We have 15 people joining this adventure for the next week & we’ll be doing all kinds of cool stuff! Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome updates, pictures, fresh & new points of view (POV) & possibly an occassional short video. Our team is from various places in the US but we’re united in heart to join in to help with our nightcare work in Cambodia. If you’re into the hashtag thing, you can follow along with #nightcare 🙂
We’re 1 week away from leaving and while we’re excited, we are also experiencing some resistance. From what I understand, there has been a change in the political leadership for the city we’re going to & it seems like they might not be as receptive to everything we have been planning. Additionally, it seems like there’s some tension between the Orthodox church & the Evangelical churches – this has been going on for quite some time. Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible to benefit the majority of the people of the city where we’re ministering. I’m not interested in accentuating any tension, but rather how we can make the improvements for the people.
Please pray that our time in Ethiopia is fruitful:
that we are peacemakers,
that we have wisdom,
that we have tremendous team unity
great display of God’s power
that Jesus is glorified
Most of all, please pray that we please God – 2 Cor 5:9 & 1 Thess 2:4