I am writing today asking that you bless Tsehay, our sponsored child through Compassion! We've known her for over 10 years now Lord and have prayed for her and loved her like one of our own.
Each time we get a letter from her, it touches our hearts and helps us to understand that much more why sponsorship is so important.
Lord, my heart also rejoiced this week when I read that 837 children were sponsored this week. September is blog month for Compassion and the work is already paying off. I can only imagine all those precious children being told they have a sponsor.
As exciting as that number is, there are 2,271 to go this month. Each one waiting for a sponsor.
Father I pray that each one of those children find a sponsor this month.
Thank You Lord,
PS, for those of you reading this, why not make my prayer come true and check out the sponsorship page? Sponsor A Child
This month Compassion is trying to find sponsorship for over 3,000 children.
Here is the Sponsor a Child page!
I want to challenge you to go to the page and to pray over the children. Pray for sponsorship, pray for them to know Jesus, pray for God to protect them.
When we receive our updates on Tsehay, our sponsored child of 10 years, we get so excited to see what God is doing in her life. She is in a poverty stricken area of Ethiopia, yet we have seen the reports and read her letters of all that God is doing in her life and in her family.
I want to challenge you to checkout the Sponsor a Child page and spend time asking God to reveal His heart for the poor to them.
Maybe it seems over the top to make that challenge in these economic times. However, I believe God will provide the means if you follow His leading. My family has had it's fair share of financial struggles but have never missed a month of sponsorship.
What do you have to lose?
I dare you to check the page out!
It began with my two year old son playing in the yard. I was resting in the hammock and smiling as I watched him play throughout the yard with his little riding car. He had moved to the farthest edge of the yard and was fiddling with the back of his car. He was definitely in his own world.
I called out to him, "Caleb are you fixing your car?" He hollered out, "Dad!" and then marched back across the yard to finish his statement, "Don't talk to me when I am in town!" I am sure some parents might see that as disrespectful, but I saw something different.
I saw an intense focus.
Caleb was focused on what he was playing and by talking to him, I brought distraction, thus taking him out of the moment.
Proverbs 4:25 says "Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you."
I have found at various times in my life, when my focus is distracted, I take my eyes off of Jesus Christ and I stumble and fall.
When I keep my gaze firmly planted on Jesus Christ, when I focus on Him day in and day out, my joy is firm, my faith refreshed, my strength renewed. When I seek God with my whole heart, I find that nothing seems impossible because we serve a God of the impossible.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33