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My Heart is Breaking

I wish I could explain it, this feeling that is stirring in the depths of my soul. Its aching and gnawing at me. Thinking about it, my tears well up at the brims of my eyelids and I have to physically shake my head to bring myself back to reality. My heart is breaking and let me tell you why.

Its easy to get lost in thought thinking about it. Thinking of the countless stories of untold numbers of young men and women, children, and adults that are suffering from abuse and neglect, suffering at the hands of those who are supposed to love them most, suffering from evil men and women taking advantage of their poverty and circumstances.

Did you know that in September of 2011, there were a total of 400,540 kids in foster care in the United States alone? Imagine how thats grown since then. As of 2012, there were approximately 55,200 kids in foster care in California alone.
Did you know that as of 2012, there are 135 million orphans worldwide?
Did you know that there are approximately 27 mill…

Living with a Non-Believer

"Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer have with an unbeliever?" - 2 Corinthians 6:14-15

We read these verses at our staff devotion this morning and honestly my heart broke. It hit me, for the first time, that people I love who don't know Christ, can't ever have a true relationship with me. Outside of Christ, all friendship and relationships will only be so deep. At a certain point, any advice given by said non-believer will be completely against the Bible and what God teaches in His word. At a certain point, said non-believer will speak and say something way out of line and hurtful. At a certain point, said non-believer will be used as a tool of the enemy as a means of warfare. And we can't change that. No matter what we do, a non-believer will never respond, advise or treat you like a Spir…