Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I must become less

"He must become greater. I must become less." John 3:30

This verse has been on my mind lately. A friend of mine who awakened this desire in my heart to do world missions often quoted this verse. And as I'm sitting here in Kenya tonight I'm reminded that this can't be about me, that I have to become less and totally entrust myself to what God is doing. No matter how scary that is. I read a book a while back called It’s Not About Me. Most of my days are filled with "me" thoughts and I was reminded that it can't be about me. I go thru so many of my days with thoughts of how will this affect me, I want to be comfortable, I want this or that. But it's not about me. God has called me here for a reason, and though I may not be comfortable and most days would rather be home with my family, He has called me here for a reason. To love on kids that the world has abandoned and let them know how much their father loves them, and I have to remember that my time is not my own anymore. I have to get rid of my selfish desires to have everything my way, and let God become more and more. While I become less and less. It's not easy.While I fail God most days I know that He is doing something in me even when I can't see or feel Him.

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  1. Amen, girl! I'm right there with you on this one.

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  2. I saw a report on the BBC yesterday about Kenya's election. Will be praying for you all as you go through that, and that God is the greatest influence there.

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    1. thank you so much. We are praying. So far it's been peaceful!!! Thanks for reading the blog and commenting !

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  3. No, it's not easy -- but it's wonderful. When we step back and let Him be the I AM, it's amazing what can happen.

    Blessings to you in Kenya, loving on those kids!

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