Orphans don’t have choices. As sons and daughters of God, we have infinite choices, knowing that God can take us anywhere and do anything through us. What an amazing adventure life is with God!
People who don’t have God probably would think that we are crazy. Thinking of moving across the country with no money and for an unpaid job. We get advice like, you need to finish school, make some money, buy a house….all the things that are typical of the American mindset of security. Letting roots dig into the ground. Which is good…except….I know God has brought us to this point, to living where we are in Omaha because it is only at our poorest and with the least amount of earthly possessions we are completely willing to go at any moment and do whatever He asks. I don’t think this is true of everyone, but for us, we were brought to this place to find contentment. To know that we should be thankful and content no matter what is going on in our lives. I also believe that God meets us where we are. No matter if that means a millionaire with 22 cars or a homeless shelter or a village in Africa. No matter if that means you’re a 16 year old high school student who grew up in a Christian home, or an 84 year old just now meeting God for the first time, or a drug abuser who’s struggle with God has had many ups and downs, or a 29 year old with two kids who desires God so much it hurts sometimes. God meets us wherever we are. We are his children, and he is our Father…the one who cares, provides, and allows. We aren’t orphans, and we find our security in Him.
These verses have really been on my mind lately, so I will share them with you.
Psalm 48:8-10 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth, your right hand is filled with righteousness.
48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
He is our guide, even to the end.