There are children less than 24 hours a way from us that live in filth. They have no parent to care for them. Or they have one parent that works so hard that they don't have time or energy to care for them, just to feed them once a day if at all.
We have plenty of excuses. I have plenty of excuses. We have so many distractions in this country that we forget WHO GOD really is. The TRUE GOD.
Everything has been given to us so easily in the U.S. We whine when our kids don't get gifts on Christmas, yet some go without food daily. Day after day. Some go without love, touch, and cuddles. NIGHT after NIGHT.
WHAT IF GOD replaced that child's life with yours? What if that child turned his/her back on you?
In our Bible Study our teacher (Debbie P.) asked us, "What if this was the year of no excuses?"
So, what would our lives look like if it was the LIFE of no excuses?
What would happen if we truly followed Jesus EVERY. SINGLE. DAY?
I'll tell you what would happen:
TRANSFORMATION and REJOICING for HIS GLORY
We would be introduced to a life we've never known. We would know JOY like we've never known. We would LIVE instead of pretending to live. We would laugh and we would dance. Yes, at times there would be sorrow, but that is because there is sin in the world. BUT GOD OVERCOMES sin. We would know JESUS like we never thought possible.
Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.