Saturday, August 15, 2015

Are you willing...

As I stand here staring into the waters, there is another staring back. The waters separating us, I behold a Key that surpasses all things in the Heavens and on Earth. Soon the question, "Am I willing to go the distance?" clouds my thoughts, but I can't help to here the words of C.T. Studd,  

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him." 

As I began walking away from the ledge, I looked up and said, "Not my will, but Your will be done, Lord."
Are you willing to answer the call, whatever it my be?
Are you willing to spend the time and go the distance?

Southeast Asia

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Listen to Broken People

Spending time in the gay bars of the red light district gave me many new thoughts on how to interact with people. The most profound thing that I learned was that broken people are willing to talk if we (Christians) are willing to listen. 

We have been taught all of our lives that God gave us two ears and one mouth, therefore we are supposed to listen twice as much as we talk. At childhood ages this seems so silly, but when you finally put it into practice, then you see the glory of God.

Broken people want help and want to talk about their struggles, so that they can be freed from them. The problem is that many times we want to fix the problem and tell the person why they are broken. Broken people know they're broken. They do not want another person pointing out their brokenness, what they want is a friend who is willing to listen to them as they sift through their emotions and feelings.

Bangkok, Thailand