This week I have felt like I am under house arrest – can’t leave my home, or live in freedom as I normally do. I am not used to living in an igloo, and don’t do well being house bound…can anyone else identify?? This morning as I thought of this, I realized how much freedom and liberty really mean. So many times it takes loosing something before we realize how much we want or need it (thank you Mexico for no more rolling blackouts). As I sit at home, I have been watching what the Egyptians are going through. How they hunger for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness….what we so often take for granted in America. Egypt is one of the few Arabic countries that has a significant Christian population – 10%. They endure much to be the witness of Christ in that region of the world.
The Lord is so gracious and merciful to us…He always provides in advance what we need to learn so we are prepared for whatever happens…..it is in the Bible. Prophecy tells us what the end times will look like, what signs to look for, and what the end will be. The Holy Spirit prepares those who belong to Christ….we need to take notice! I have been de-cluttering my home…preparing for a garage sale, and taking much to the Frisco re-sale shop (most of last year). I have too much stuff (probably because I am a good consumer…I love to shop). I need to live a leaner life…less stuff, less buying, less “wants”. Bigger is not always better…is my “need” standards too high? I am a very American Christian who is looking at what living the Christian life really means. I am preparing for what is coming in my country….can we get beyond self fulfillment to see the reality of our world?
Pray for the Christians in Egypt and other countries where they suffer for their faith. God has purposed us to be His ambassadors pointing others to Him!
Great book to read “Radical: taking back your faith from the American Dream” by David Platt. Another great book to read “Hebrews”…in the Bible.