I believe recovery begins with each and every one of us. But we have to be ready to live incredibly different lives than what we have planned. We have to lay everything down at the foot of the cross and if we are truly ready for a change in this nation, ask God what we are supposed to do. Not what a leader can help us to do, but what are we supposed to do? Because it really does not matter who our leader is, it is always Jesus Christ. Our nation is going down fast, and it's time that we all quit pointing fingers and realize we are all to blame for trying so desperately to live out the American Dream. This was my FAVORITE part about the book Radical. It pointed out so many ways in which we are raised and believe that we deserve certain things. And its all bull crap. No where in the Bible does it promise us the things that as Americans we think we deserve. I beg you to read this book. So many times I found myself scratching my head with my jaw to the ground with the truths that Platt pointed out.
I am ready for the drama to be over and for the work to begin. The church has got to stop focusing on blessing the blessed, and start spending more time spreading the good news to all people. Whether that mission is in it's backyard, or across the world or both. Last week was Orphan Sunday in hundreds of thousands of churches across the world. This Sunday our church will be a voice for the fatherless. I am so excited to see the response of our church family, but I also know this will be slow and steady.
As an update to the last post about our family applying for emergency foster care, we had our homestudy and our first 3 sessions for the 27 hours of training!!! We will meet again this Wednesday to hopefully get a good chunk of it behind us. Our social worker rocks and she is desperately trying to get our home open before Christmas.