Our message in church this morning was really fabulous and challenging.
Orlando, our pastor, gave an analogy about the church choosing to act like a cruise ship or an air craft carrier.
If you think about a cruise ship: 1) it is all about you when you are on the ship, 2) when your time is up, you have accomplished nothing all week, 3) it is very self-serving
If you think about an air craft carrier: 1) each person on the ship has specific job to do and works together to accomplish a mission, 2) each plane on the ship is sent out to aid/protect/serve others, 3) it is very service oriented
His examples were more easy to understand, but you get the picture. In my life and in the way we want to train our kids to live, we want to be an air craft carrier. I do not want my kids growing up thinking that life is all about how they can be served and how life can be comfortable. But, if I look at my life now, do my kids really see a service oriented life.
God has been tugging our hearts this past year to give up material things and not hold so dear to the temporal. We have been getting our house ready to sell and be available for where God wants to be and what He wants us to do. I have no idea what that will look like. If we have to live in a trailer, ok; if we get to buy an RV park and move, ok; Not to us OH Lord, but for your glory!