Saturday, July 7, 2007

rock...paper...scissors

As I write this I am actually (prepare to laugh) watching a rock, paper, scissors championship on tv. Honestly...this is a first for me. I saw the channel when I was looking for something to watch and I just couldn't believe such a thing actually existed. I also just heard the statement..."for these two young men (in the tournament), this is the most important moment in their lives." How sad...God has really been pricking my heart lately about what we actually believe to be important in this life....and this just baffles me. I wish I could say that I make good use of all of the 24 hours I have each day, but I know there are many opportunities I am missing out on. I have one friend in India right now, other friends who just returned from Afghanistan, my sister's about to go to Romania and Justin's parents just got back from Canada....where they almost got arrested! My life is so easy here in Roxboro. I really do look around our town and see so many lost people, but I pray that God will give me such a boldness. Justin and I were talking the other night about how different our lives would be if we were in another country serving the Lord. He has yet to call us overseas, but I pray I will live my life here as if I believe I really am a missionary. Justin said he has heard someone say that we put missionaries on a pedestal, as if they are above us, allowing ourselves to justify our lack of intentionality in sharing the Gospel with everyone we meet. That's so true...most "career missionaries" are in other countries, doing a job, and being faithful to serve the Lord...exactly what we should be doing here. I am thankful to have a job where women are constantly coming to me for help, not knowing that I know the One who can eternally help them. I still act as if I have lots of time to share the Truth with them. I pray that God will give me a renewed boldness and a sense of urgency that I have prayed for so many times in my life. As I watch the new paper, rock, scissors champ totally erupt in excitement over such a ridiculous win, I hope that I will have such fervor and commitment to seeing others around me come to know my Savior and truly fall in love with Him.

2 comments:

Dee Dee said...

Good thoughts, Erin. (And I think, in real life, the Rock always wins : )

erin blakley said...

:) good observation!