Thursday, December 17, 2009

interesting quote

Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live,
but it does.

This was sent to John and I this morning and we loved it because we have found it to be true in a raw sense. I know that Scripture states that our circumstances shouldn't effect our abundant living because we know that no matter where or how we live, the joy of Christ redeeming our lives stays the same. And yet, it sneaks in doesn't it? Living in Africa impacts our "living" for the good and for the bad. It can be easy to compare that the ease of living in the USA would make it so easy to "LIVE" while residing here. But, it can be just as easy to state that the simplicity of African living would make it so much easier to "LIVE" for what is important. Am I correct? The grass is always greener on the other side, right?
It is an eye opener for me because whether we live in the USA or in another country/continent, Christ has redeemed my life. So, as much as I see the rawness of this quote, I want to fight it so I let people truly see the redemption of Corrie by a Savior who loves her personally, no matter what she can contribute to wherever she may live. Cool, huh?

1 comment:

  1. Corrie, I loved reading your thoughts today. This was really encouraging for me to read! Praise the Lord for dropping things in our laps at the exact moments when we need to hear them the most! I am praying for you! Miss you!!