Please remember to keep praying for and following the Compassion Bloggers in Peru. The need His strength to see and process all they are seeing. I love reading and seeing the stories – I smiled while reading Boys will be boys…then I continued to read the post. Oh, boy! To finish Jennifer’s statement, I quote:
Boys will be boys, but who will usher them into manhood?
Did you know there are 5,000 children in Peru alone waiting to be sponsored? Again, to repeat (& add a bit to) what Jennifer says… We need to pray, and pray earnestly. We have young men all around us, they will grow up – we need to proactively pray and help build up a generation of men living boldly for Him. There is so much more and each of the bloggers are blogging through the trip – go read more. You will be blessed.
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Here are Lisa-Jo’s directions:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:
Go:: Stay. I can’t seem to stay focused on anything. This week has been a week of staying home – which I love – but I have also just been ‘ick’ all week. I can’t seem to feel right, sleep, or anything. So it hasn’t been productive like I would have really liked it to be.
I do have to say I really appreciated Lisa-Jo’s post I read yesterday (did she write it then, or just when I finally got to it?) on ‘Sinking in Fear’. Just the title immediately stopped me in my tracks. Wow! I know I’m struggling to not sink in fear. However, when reading….I learned I need to STOP STRUGGLING. Lay down in the shape of a cross to stop sinking.
I get such a visual of using Jesus as the main part of my ‘cross’ and just be still in Him. That is how to stop sinking.
Oh -by the way, she was talking about quicksand. (told you my brain isn’t working right).
So being still in Him. That is ‘all’ I need to do. Stay focused on Him and Him alone. God’s plan is what I want anyway. Why do I struggle so with this concept? ::Stop
Sorry – I don’t think that made much sense. My brain is just not up to it, my kids have given up trying to understand most of what I’ve said this week. :-) Go read the post and you will understand much better what I couldn’t get out.
I’m not forgetting to be giving thanks. I just couldn’t think enough to explain it. But I can say now –
I am Giving Thanks for: Boys. Dependence on Christ. Safety of my Children.
I think after reading this post it might make sense to you :-). I’m also thankful for the safety of my home while I feel icky this week. I am so incredibly thankful my children are safe here and are old enough to fix food and clean up after themselves, even when it isn’t up to my ideal.