Thursday, July 27, 2006


I've been reading the book of Micah recently, and love how The Message puts the passage in Chapter 6:6-8

"How can I stand up before God
and show proper respect to the high God?
Should I bring an armload of offerings
topped off with yearling calves?
Would God be impressed with thousands of rams,
with buckets and barrels of olive oil?
Would he be moved if I sacrificed my firstborn child,
my precious baby, to cancel my sin?

But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don't take yourself too seriously -
take God seriously!"

And so, today, with the Micah passage in mind, I set out on my various tasks for the day - starting with going on a home visit where God opened the door for an amazing ministry opportunity in the mountains! (I'll tell more about it when plans are more solid.) Next, with a song in my heart for what God's doing, I headed to town where I saw God answer one prayer after another.

I saw God challenging me to give more, and in return, I was blessed.

Though I've had a challenging couple of weeks behind, dealing with cultural adjustment issues (aka culture shock), I'm holding on to Micah 7:7,
"But me, I'm not giving up.
I'm sticking around to see what God will do..."

It's time to head to bed. It's after 11. Tomorrow's a major catch-up-on-tons-of-work-e-mail day.

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