Aug 27, 2011

Reaching Out to Orphans



Last night God spoke to me in my dream.
To put it simply He showed me the need,
the very real need of the 174 million orphans
(actually there are probably more than that).

The weight was huge and I wondered what it was that one person could do.
What beyond words would God require of me?

It is quite simple.  It boils down to heart,
submission (to Him)
and a phrase that we have all heard,
but perhaps haven't been brave enough to mutter aloud.

He said,
"Tell them this,
( to begin to get the Church (His people, Believers) to take action in caring for the orphans)
it begins with saying,
"Here am I Lord, send me."

Sending may mean a number of things, guess you will have to be brave enough to listen to Him whispering to your heart and then be willing to say it, knowing that He will indeed direct your path.

You see He has a heart for orphans.  
He has a plan for putting them in families and rescuing them from a future as an orphan. 
But He needs me and He needs you in order to do it.

He knows what life looks like in our day in and day out.  He knows all the reasons why we haven't said,
"Here am I send me." 
BUT
He is now saying it's time, submit your very lives and homes into my hands.

He is ready to show us the way.
How about it...are you willing?  

I'd love to hear what you think 
and whether you'd be willing to bow your head and seek Him on it.

I am.


Isaiah 6:8
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?"
Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."


6 comments:

jan said...

i'm in. i'm in prayer. i'm ready to do more. i'm in Him.

Alice said...

We are. That's how we ended up in a native Alaskan village serving the people here as teachers and friends. Praying we can do more and waiting to see how God is going to use us here. We have just signed up for foster care. Something our village needs but does not have.

"Indescribable" said...

so..... have you read the book by David Platt, Radical?
We're in!

Kimmie said...

Hi Maria;
No I haven't read it...but if it says the same...then the Holy Spirit is just confirming what He is doing in the world now.

Kimmie@overthemoonwithjoy

Melanie said...

Most definately in! We are about to bring home our 8 yr old daughter from China in November! We also want to be used by God to care for orphans in a greater way in the future!

Renata said...

What a challenge Kimmie ~ something God is definitely challenging us about.

We're in ~ I don't know what that looks like, but we will do whatever He asks us to.

Renata:)

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