When I posted about salsa a few days ago my head and my heart were SO full I couldn't get anything else out. I wasn't even sure how to feel about much of it quite honestly. See, although we have taken steps to walk against much of our culture in following God's leading this past year, He has been breaking my heart for things even greater. Through a random post from an old family friend on Facebook I had started to follow a blog a while ago. I don't know the blogger but I know her husband's family from what seems another lifetime. I've followed their adoption journey a little and their heart for the beautiful country of Ug@nda. And a couple months ago God used her blog to start breaking my heart. Not for Africa. Not for adopting internationally. But for a young man about to age out of an orphanage halfway around the world. Through that experience (and the follow up as I continue to follow his story-he should be joining his forever family in just weeks!) God challenged me. Then I began to read the blog of this lady's team of women she just took to Ug@nda for a mission trip. Let me tell you, God has taken my horizons and just blown them wide open. For those who have journeyed with us the past year or so, you know my horizons have been expanded greatly already. I could not believe God wanted to do more!
And in the last 2 months alone, there have been about 5 more things that seemed to be random, isolated things, that in reality are starting to connect. Or maybe they have already been connected and I am just starting to see it! I am starting to understand practically how connected we all are on this planet. And I am so excited to see what God is doing. To taste it fully in its completion! Tonight I reconnected with another old friend-who amazingly, is very good friends with the girl whose blog I've been reading. As we chatted and caught up I couldn't help but grin with anticipation. Get ready people, God is getting ready to move in a big way and I can't wait to share it with the world! The best part about all this, is I don't even have some big announcement about ready. I have NO IDEA what the final result of all this will be. Adoption is not looming in our future (that we know of), nor is Ug@nda, nor is the working with forced child prisoners (you'll have to check out the blog to see what I mean-if you're ready to let God break your heart check out ugandagoteam.blogspot.com ).
What I am CONFIDENT in is this: that He who began a good work will be faithful to bring it to completion. God is working in me. I am being changed! And I cannot keep it to myself. My prayer is that through his grace in my life, I can be change for this world! Stay tuned for sure!