How often do we judge others’ actions by what God tells US to do?
I have a lifestyle of 3 bedrooms in different places in the world, few possessions except clothes, computer and electronics, and a few hundred books on my Kindle library, some Bibles, two or three knick-knacks that I carry with me to give me a feeling of continuity in my life.
As I deal with the weight of suitcases on the planes, I am attempting to constantly downsize (I don’t succeed well with that!)
In Portland, Oregon, I have a rocking chair, in Georgia none of the furniture in my bedroom is mine, in Natal, Brazil, my “nest” there is my home… although I am there for only short periods of time and rent it out some. Now in November, the plans are for me to go to Brasilia and stay with some of my “kids” for a period of time. I have no idea right now for how long?
I would not encourage anyone to have this kind of life. But this is where my loving Father has placed me.
My joy? is writing and talking about Him- sharing the Good News of Him in our lives – what it really means.
Sometimes I feel encouraged by the responses. At other times, I weep, for my lack of ability to share and be understood.
At times I rejoice over what God is doing: my life is full of incredible stories and memories.
Other times, loneliness camps on my doorstep, and the Lord has to comfort me.
This is my life. I don’t regret it. I must lean on Him in trust and hang onto His hand.
Don’t feel sorry for me… my life is rich and full.
I don’t say this lifestyle is for you. I do say please, open your eyes to see what God is wanting you to do where you are.
Who do you know who needs love and encouragement that comes from the Lord
What small things can you do to bless others? It’s amazing how God takes those small things and turns them into wonderful things.
You don’t have to live my lifestyle and have no permanent home. But our Lord DOES want you to reach out to those around you, with His love (not yours.)