A blessed and life changing 2010 to you all! It is a year of much anticipation. For us in the jungle it absolutely must be “We are not going to just sit and say ….. that’s just the way it is – lets just accept it!”
I hope and pray that you too will not just accept the fact that ….. “that’s just the way it is!” Wherever you are and whatever influence you have in this life let us make 2010 count. Spiritually, financially and in every other aspect of your life. It is so easy to just sit and say …. “my fears won’t allow me to move forward”, or ……. “I don’t have the ability ….” and so we can go on. May God help us to change situations for the good of the Kingdom. People are depending on you!
A friend in Burundi wrote the following and said if we don’t stand up and act NOW we’ll end up echoing these sad words:
To sinful patterns of behaviour that never get confronted and changed,
Abilities and gifts that never get cultivated and deployed –
Until weeks become months
And months turn into years,
And one day you’re looking back on a life of
Deep intimate gut-wrenchingly honest conversations you never had;
Great bold prayers you never prayed,
Exhilarating risks you never took,
Sacrificial gifts you never offered
Lives you never touched,
And you’re sitting in a recliner with a shrivelled soul.
And forgotten dreams,
And you realise there was a world of desperate need,
And a great God calling you to be part of something bigger than yourself –
You see the person you could have become but did not;
You never followed your calling.
You never got out of the boat.