“Whom have I in heaven, but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth.” Psalm 73:25
We all have loves in our life. We love our kids. We love our spouse. We love our friends. We love our hobbies. We love our sports. But God calls us to love Him. It seems like a simple command, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mk. 12:30). But it is a life-long goal that I don’t think we ever achieve here. Stuff gets in the way. As I think about the people I love and the things I love and the activities I do, I am more apt to cling to them, than to God. But this calling to go to Haiti is something that is beyond this world and these loves of mine. I don’t really understand it. I don’t really know why I need to go. But there is no doubt in my mind that I do need to go and at some point – longer than a week as these last three trips have been. These trips to Haiti are a taste of the culture and the people and the mission that awaits me. While my heart loves the things and people of my current life, it is hard to think I will be separated from them. Yet, He wants me to believe as Paul did that “whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ” (Phil. 3:7). It is not an easy truth to believe when our heart loves the things of this earth – so much. But it is a truth that we need to believe, I need to believe. What God offers is more. It is more even if it doesn’t seem like it could possibly be more, because God fulfills in a way we cannot understand. Doing His will fulfills in a way that all the things and persons that we love can never do. With faith, we can believe this truth because “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” Heb. 11:1. My future is a great unknown, but God is not. He is good and kind and generous and loving. He will not fail when we step out in faith to whatever He calls us to do. Only God is enough. So I would like to end this with a few questions. What do you love? Are you
willing to count them all as loss for the sake of Christ? What is God calling you to?
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