Right Now?

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

Ever had one of those conversations with the Lord in which you say…. Really? Right now?  I recently had one of those moments. My life was finally feeling ya know “put together”. After a season of no control, sickness, heart ache, and having to push to breathe each moment, life took a turn and seasons changed. The air felt lighter all around, the sun was shining most days and life had this peaceful current. Now, not everything was perfect and drama is all around no matter what the season it seems, but as I drove home on a long country road more often than not my hand was out the window and a smile was on my face. The horses were having new little ones that were skipping about; the flowers were blooming and grace… magnificent grace… was the word pulsing through my brain rhythms.  So, why oh why did I ask God to keep whispering?      There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.” Deuteronomy 1:31

Every time He whispers, life changes. He is always asking for more… more love, more of my life, more of my time, more… always more. I know why I ask… His adventures always lead to places of completeness. He knows me, He loves me, and He holds a future better than I can imagine.    “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can think or imagine.” Ephesians 3:20

I can’t imagine a life without His whispers. His whispers led me to this season of joy and peace… His whispers are how I make it through the droughts or the fire…. His whispers are worth it and more.

So when He whispered a plan to live out James 1:27  Pure and faultless religion is this to visit the orphans, take care of the widows and not be polluted by this world.…. my heart hurt a little but sped up even more. Really? Right now?

He knows me. He knows my love for orphans because He is the one who placed it there. He knows my love of travel and He knows I long to learn more of this heartbeat of His. He knows my fears of seeing and knowing too much, of a “American” life ruined by the visual picture that I can touch and feel of someone unwanted, uncared for, and broken. He knows this will change my life forever.“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 23:4-5 

Seven countries in a year? Seven orphanages with precious children who I know God will use to change my life. Seven life changing adventures with two purposes: be His hands and feet and above all…learn.