I mean, seriously, when are we all sitting perfectly still, looking the same direction and smiling?!?
We've got 1 kid ready to flee the scene; 1 who looks like he's on something; 1 forcing himself not to blink; 1 getting situated; a few saying to themselves 'enough already - let's do this thing'; a dad taking care of things and a mom trying to line everybody out. My point?
We've been invited to share our testimony with another church this Sunday. Yes, they've asked the people depicted above to step into their service and share the difference Jesus has made in our lives. Their church will never be the same ;-)
Our prayer is that God would speak through our faulty offering. I'm sharing how Jesus has changed my heart and changed our family through adoption.
In December I celebrated my
46th 40-something birthday, but what I really celebrated was my 9 1/2 birthday since knowing Christ!
When Clayton and I accepted Christ later in life we both surrendered everything to Him. Sometimes it's hard to follow through on that and we try to re-define everything, because it seems so hard, so abnormal, so c.r.a.z.y., so isolating and lonely, so out there.
Call me crazy, but I believe that Christianity is not about maintaining the status quo, but rather implementing kingdom change by imitating Christ, no matter what.
Every time we step out in faith, despite the critics, the Lord affirms His plans. So, Clayton will share about the indescribable peace that follows surrender.
Will you please pray that God would be glorified (and the kids would behave)!