Thursday, January 3, 2008

Are you a Liar?

"I'm fine." The cop out answer to what's REAL. What would you do if you asked someone how they were and instead of giving the normal response of "I'm fine" they said, "My life is in shambles and I don't know how to get out of bed in the morning."
We have accustomed ourselves to LYING to each other. What is the body of Christ if not a sasfe place were we can love and be loved?
So body of Christ, this is going to be a place were I will be honest... when I'm in Ecuador I promise there will be many days that the above statement passes over my lips. I pray that you will listen to my heart through the junk.
Needless to say, this continues to be the weirdest time of my life. What do you say when someone asks: "Are you ready? Are you excited?" Here's what I normally say, "Yeah... it's a little crazy but I'm excited." If I were being completely honest, the answer would sound a little more like this: "AAAH! I feel like I'm about to jump out of my skin and my heart is about to explode. Am I ready to leave behind my friends, family and everything I tangibly know about life? No... I don't know if I will ever be ready for that."
I heard a speaker driving to San Antonio yesterday and he spoke about Abram and God's call for him to go to a land that he did not know. When God spoke to Abram He called Himself "El Shaddai." El meaning "God". Sha meaning "who" and Dai meaning "is sufficient." God has been continuing to confirm for me this very statement. God who is sufficient. Was Abram ready to leave everything he knew? No, but he did know that God, who was leading him was sufficient for his ever need. Am I ready? No, but I step forward knowing that God is sufficient!


Beth Daugherty said...

Heart-pounding, getting ready to jump...God is sufficient! Thank you.

Rosaline said...

Jamie, I love your heart, your courage, and your honesty. May God continue to bless you in all you do!