I am EXCITED.
You want to know why???
Because God is working and moving and answering prayers. And I cannot wait to see what He's going to do.
Last month, I was pulling files at work and praying about my life, where God is calling me to, and how I am supposed to make an impact for the fatherless. An idea popped into my head to start a another blog focused solely on our call to care for the orphans. I will post a monthly challenge, and I invite anyone to join me in it. I will be posting October's challenge soon. So I'd created the blog, This Next Generation, http://www.thisnextgeneration.blogspot.com/ but had kept hesitating to release it or post about it. The Enemy kept whispering in my ear, "Nobody your age cares like you do. Nobody your age will read this blog." So I didn't continue with it. I set it aside for "another day", whenever that would be.
Yesterday I saw a sweet comment on my last post about a girl, Audrey, who is starting a new blog focused on the orphans. You can find it here.
Today I read a post on Ellie's blog about a new organization she is starting. I sat at my computer and tried not to cry because I felt as though she was writing the words that were on my heart that I have been unable to formulate into a post.
God is raising up people from this generation who have a passion for the orphans. God is raising up girls my age who want to see change. God is raising up teens who see James 1:27, "Religion that God accepts is pure and faultless is this: to care for the orphan and widows in their distress." And they don't just read it and say, "Someday, when I have money, or when I have time, or when I know what I'm doing with my life, I will do something about this verse." This generation is going to make a change. It's going to be one step at a time, one child at a time, one penny at a time, one prayer at a time. But I am confident that God is moving and I believe that His call is for everyone.
I am EXCITED to see what God is going to do and I am hopeful that He is going to be glorified.