Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New goals

So we have all decided I have issues. I focus on things that really should not bother me nearly as much as they do. I vent about all the changes that I want in my life, instead of making those changes. So, I am getting ready to stop all of that.

I can not get certain scriptures out of my head these days. Words that make me cry because I have missed so many opportunities and words that make me smile because I can do something.

James 2:14-18

Faith and Deeds

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

I am sad because I have prayed and feel sorry for those who are hungry, cold and are suffering. I know I am not alone. Why are we not doing more? I am not talking about texting to the Red Cross 10 dollars or even sponsoring a child over seas, which are both wonderful things. That money goes to help, but who is doing the helping? Who is being the hands and feet. I have talked about this before. A LOT. I want my daughter to know that helping is not an option. It is simply obeying. Last summer I wanted to do a lot of helping and I got lazy. Its much more comfortable to sit in front of the TV, catching up on TV shows and ignoring all the pain and yuckyness out there in the world. 

I do not want to live like that anymore. I am lucky to have many friends who are already living this way and are most excellent role models. Thankful to witness how they are living.

So getting back to that scripture, why don't we get out and help more? I am so sad, truly sad that many Christians  ( I am speaking of myself) worship on Sunday, and then Mon-Sat just live our lives. Sure we pray, go to Bible Study and hang out with our friends. But I am not being the church outside of the building. Do we go out of our way to help our neighbors?   Yuck. 38 years of that is way  too long.. 

Well, there goes my undiagnosed ADD. The title was new goals.  Yes I have two of them. One is top secret for a while and the other has been mentioned before and will keep you updated. Many of you may know it but thats not the point here.  I am ready to get uncomfortable.   Read to love the ones that many people say are unlovable.  BIG CHANGES coming.....