Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Trusting For Food

If there's one thing about me that everyone knows, it's that I want 20 children. Once I introduced myself to someone at my church with the statement "I'm the crazy white girl who wants 20 kids," and they told me that they had heard of me.

What interests me is that everyone has the same response when they hear I want 20 kids. Whether the hearer is Christian or secular, they all respond with the question, "How will you afford it?" (or they tell me I need to marry a very rich man.)

I usually point out that I lived for a year on $5 a week for all of my groceries. $5 times by 22 (my and the husband'd have to eat too) only equals $110.

They usually want to know how I managed this. I point out how you can get plenty of free bread, fruit, vegetables, eggs, and honey if you know how to. Really, I spent most of the $5 on things like toilet paper.

The thing is, BOTH of these attitudes are the wrong attitudes to have.

Most people think that children are a burden. That they cost a lot of money, so you'd better not have too many.

And while I wasn't falling into that trap, I was thinking that I can provide for any amount of children. The key word there is the I could provide.

I cannot provide for 20 children. Heck, in my own strength, I cannot provide for 1! But God CAN provide for all the children He gives me, and it is no harder for Him to provide for 20 than for one.

God is sovereign, and He gives all that He needs for all of His people.

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
Psalm 37:25

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