September 25, 2010

Are you comfortable?

That's nice. Did you know you shouldn't be?  Did you know God calls you not to be?

I've written about trying to live a radical life for Christ before, so I won't restate the same things, but I will link you to someone who says them so eloquently and vividly that you have to listen.

When we pulled Cash out of the foster care system, he was living with one of the most amazing families that I have ever met.  A family that lives intentionally for Christ, a family who does not care about what they want, but lives for God's will for their life.  Their daughter Kylee is 18, but she has perfected the art of hearing God's call well before the rest of us.  18.  I'm close to double her age and I have to admit that this dear girl's "in" with God is double mine! I look up to her and I hope that Christ can mold me to be like her.

Kylee recently wrote this post, similar to my post about being called to be radical, but specific to Americans ignorance when it comes to the orphan crisis.  My favorite quote from her post:

There are no excuses. God doesn't care if you already have six children. He doesn't care if you don't have the finances at your disposal. He doesn't care if you think you're past the age of raising children. He doesn't care if you're too tired or too busy. He doesn't even care if you're "not done yet" having biological children. 

Orphans are dying as we stuff our faces with food, buy new wardrobes and play on our latest technology. 

I'm sick of what I see in America. I'm sick of watching fellow Christians try to talk my family out of fostering and adopting. I'm sick of watching churches put their wants over the needs of the orphan. 

I am sick of Christians thinking that the "American Dream" is for us. It is not! We are called to stand out and to "live a life worthy of the calling we have received" (Ephesians 4:1). 

And honestly, I have never been so passionate about anything in my life. 

So, can you get uncomfortable?  Listen to what God's calling you to do!


Kylee said...

Brit, you are so, so sweet. I wish I could say I agree with everything you said, but I'm always learning and growing and do this walk with the Lord so imperfectly. It is a never-ending battle to rid myself of me and fall at His feet. Praise the Lord for His endless mercy! Your words are so encouraging to me.
I've said it a million times, but I truly mean it with my whole heart: I admire your family so much and think it is so selfless what you have done for your sweet boys and little miss Analeigh.
Love you, dear friend!

Allison said...

We had a good day of "good-byes" and blessing and anointing the children before they return home Monday. This by far is the hardest thing I have done in my life, but we will do it all again in gods timing.