Friday, February 26, 2010

Should I Go?

Justin and I are praying, seeking and asking God to line out the details of a trip to Uganda - (and p.s. - He IS!!).  One question I know a lot of people have is - should I go or just send money?  This is a very valid question but here is what has been bouncing around this brain of mine.

If God is pricking your heart to Go - obey!  That is my first thought.

My second thought comes from James 1:27 -and IF (which it is because God said it is - end of debate) pure and undefiled religion ,before the God we worship and desire to be living sacrifices to, is to visit the orphans and widows - why is this such a huge struggle for Christians?   We pray, pray, pray about these types of trips and if God does not send big flashing lights that say - GO GO GO - we are just not quite sure if we should engage in this.  Shouldn't it just be a part of our lives?

There are 52 weeks in the year.  I am 30 so let's just say I have been Christian since I was 19 - that is 988 weeks that I have claimed to follow Christ.  I have spent 3 of those weeks visiting orphans - 3!  3 out of 988! 

OK so back to the question - should I send money?  Yes!  All the other weeks you are not visiting them! :)  Problem solved!  Whew - I am so glad we figured that one out!  :) 

Now I can go on with my day :)!


  1. GO! Go for it. You are welcome back in this country, hehe :-)

  2. I didn't know you had a blog, too ;) I have one, but haven't written in a year or so. I must be saving it for really good think it's great your journaling your experience and encouraging others to obey the call of God's heart.

  3. Hi Shauna! Are you the Shauna who left me a message on Meghan M's blog about pics? I have been reading your blog for quite some time and just put 2 and 2 together. I am Brian's Mom :) Could you please email me when you have time? Thanks, Kathy

  4. Oh, wow, I love your Biblical logic! Puts it in perspective. So glad you're being obedient! I a blessing to watch you.


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