Yes, Lord, Yes
post date: September 16, 2008
It is sobering to think that we live in relative peace and comfort in the US while our brothers and sisters around the world suffer for their faith. We shop at Target, watch Monday Night Football, eat at Chili’s, play Nintendo Wii, add new apps to our iPhone, and test out our new GPS system. It would be easy to make people feel guilty about enjoying life while others suffer. I think if our brothers and sisters could speak to us, they would say, “We are glad you have a peaceful life, but please do not forget us. Pray for us."
That’s why Benny was weeping last night.
Tonight a woman thanked me for the challenge of praying, “Lord, do things I’m not used to.” “I’m scared of what might happen,” she said. I told her to tell God she was afraid and then to pray it anyway. In a world where our Christian brothers and sisters are paying a high price for their faith, we probably need to be pulled out of our comfort zones and put in a place where we say “Yes, Lord, yes” to whatever he says, wherever he leads, whatever it takes.
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