Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mr. Elliot

"God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like You, Lord Jesus." - Jim Elliot

"I am ready to die for the salvation of the {lost}."

God has been affirming His plan and this desire for me to go. I spoke to two people today about this decision. Mr. and Mrs. Neal are two loving and God-fearing workers for the Lord. They don't want me to go, but they say this only jokingly because they selfishly want me to stay one more year and teach thier daughter who will be graduating next year. We spoke. We prayed. I know God listened and head my cry. He always hears my cries. Mr. Elliot's prayer above is my prayer for the moment. I pray that the Lord would continue to burn this passion in me and cause me to move, cause me to make noises that will echo out into eternity. I know that life is but a vapor and I don't want to ever look back and have any regrets: I should have gone. Why didn't I go? Why did I wait? What was I waiting for? Now it's too late...

I want to live every day of my life for His glory with passion, zeal, and fervor. I know I can't wait, I shouldn't wait, until I'm in a dfferent, foreign land. This needs to be my life now. Today I must be a living sacrifice. Today I must shine for Him. Today I must tell others of Jesus. Today I will smile and thank God for His goodness and perfect plan.

1 comment:

rubyellen said...

I continue to be excited for you!!!