Thank goodness for Victoria Day weekend! Having an extra day off from work is always appreciated. This morning I woke up and went for run. Yes, you read correct. I ended up running 4km in about 25 minutes, with no resting – which is my personal best to date! As I was running, a couple thoughts ran through my mind … “forgetting what is behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” My goal as I was running, was to complete my route without resting. In our Christian walk, our goal / prize is Christ. How do we obtain this prize? I think it’s pretty simple, yet so difficult for many to accomplish. We need to have a heart that beats after God’s. Do we have the same passion that He has? Do we love like God loves? Are we pursuing that which God has place in our hearts? Delighting in the Lord is to be in constant communion with Him. To love like He loves. To serve like He serves. To be sacrificial with our time and finances. To be mediating on the things that matter. The apostle Paul writes in Colossians, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.”
Recently, I was chatting with a friend and he asked me about the “why” are we moving to Hong Kong. I shared with him that there’s more to this life than the mundane. The comfortableness of life in North America. I shared that it is our desire to be used by the Lord in any capacity that He may see fit. We also desire to give our boys an opportunity to grow both academically and spiritually. We desire to go on Missions trip with our boys. We would love to return to Nepal one day soon with our boys and give them the rich opportunity of living and experiencing life there as well.
And so … as a family, we want to delight in the Lord. We desire to have a heart that beats after the things of the Lord. “Comfortable Christianity” is not the goal. The Great Commission is not to “Stay, be baptized and get comfortable” as David Platt says in his book, Follow Me.
If we can be an encouragement to you or anyone else, we would say to you, step out in faith, trust God and know that He has all things under His control. Delight in Him … and He will bring it to pass.
You are loved!