Friday, October 24, 2008

i forget to pray

so, if you haven't figured it out, i love india. i try to pray for them, but i i fail. (this is in no way to be "look how holy i am.") but i pray for the lost. i pray for the people of india to come to know Christ and the glory of God. while i think this is good and pleasing to the Lord, i think it also grieves Him because i forget about His children who are suffering so greatly in India. read the current has been going for months, at least, in the news.

i had a conversation with some folks about what it means to be persecuted. i don't know what that means anymore. i don't think i have ANY idea what it means to suffer or to be persecuted. i pray that i will learn to suffer with grace and love, with integrity and perseverance, with self-control and peace. i pray that i will learn to pray and weep for my brothers and sisters in india who suffer in ways that i can't seem to comprehend.

"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave to the wrath of God, for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

Romans 12:9-12

1 comment:

Steph.URen said...

Just wanted to clue you in on something... In Nov. our friend from India, Janaman, is coming. He's going to be speaking at a little luncheon thing at our church on the 16th. I'd LOVE for you to come. He's going to talk about ministry needs and we're going to share a little about our trip this last summer.