My hubby gets a little nervous when I come home from work talking about this topic! God has been working in my heart and challenging me to think seriously about what I can give up in order to care for the least of these, in order to help fund our adoption, and in order to become less like a 'consumer'.
I heard my boss say recently - 'If your child was kidnapped and the kidnapper was asking for a $30,000 ransom... what would you do? Would you sit around and think about whether or not you should sell your car? I don't think so... we'd re-mortgage the house, sell the cars, do anything we had to do to bring our child home. Well, if God sovereignly and divinely chose a child for our family, then why aren't we doing just that?'
I came across 2 blog postings recently as well - Andrea over at Babe of My Heart challenged us to 'live more for the kingdom, live more for others'. Amy over at Building the Blocks challenged us to think about just how important adoption is to God. I LOVE that although I've never met either of these ladies, God joins our hearts and crosses our paths for His purposes!
So dear friends, SHARE WITH ME some ways that you have made sacrifices to fulfill His purposes in your life. Maybe it was staying home with your children. Maybe it was a job change. Maybe it was to care for someone in need. Can't wait to hear what the Lord is doing in your life!