Pain shows tension between what I want and what I don’t have. It teaches me what needs to be placed — and replaced — on the alter for Christ. Elizabeth Elliot said, “God gives us material for sacrifice.”
Do you ever feel like you have an onslaught of material for the alter? Is that good?
Continue reading “Precious Material”
One of my favorite missionary stories growing up was Otto Koning’s The Pineapple Story. He tells the account of how protecting his precious pineapples became more important than loving the PNG people he was there to reach with the Gospel. Through a series of humorous, infamous events, he finally yielded his pineapples to God. He surrendered his right to enjoy the fruits of his labors. When he got back to the States and shared his story, pineapples appeared all over the place.
Hang on. I have a small analogy to make. 🙂 Continue reading “The Best is Closer than We Think”