Our Lord's first obedience was to do the will of His Father, not to the needs of men;
the saving of men was the natural outcome of His obedience to the Father.
If I am devoted to the cause of humanity only, I will soon be exhausted and come to the place where my love will falter;
but if I love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve humanity though men treat me as a doormat.
-Oswald Chambers/My Utmost/June 19
Our two-day orientation at AIM's headquarters (in NY) was uplifting and refreshing. We were challenged to use our "kingdom eyes" instead of our natural eyes. While walking the streets of Africa, I want God to point out the people He wants me to encourage. I want to see the big picture and understand what's really going on--instead of looking with my natural eyes, as I'm used to doing.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives,
and release from darkness for the prisoners.
That's what it's all about. That's why I'm here....