I saw this video a few weeks back on another blog and thought it was just so amazing and so true. Our circumstances should not define our happiness. We have so much more than we need and we take it for granted. We should have joy in all circumstances. We don't need "stuff" to make us happy. I thought that when we were going to an orphanage full of children that are blind that I was about to meet some of the most miserable, grief stricken kids on the face of the earth...but in fact, they have more joy then I can fathom. They have lost everything, including their sight, and yet they are completely content in the love of Jesus and are constantly singing praises to Him. It is so humbling. I pray that Jesus will make me more like the orphans that I met over there. Like the little girl who had nothing but the torn little dress she was wearing. She had the brightest smile I have ever seen and the most contagious giggle in the whole wide world. I want to be like her. She's got it. She knows that the little sifter she plays with in the dirt isn't the source of her happiness. I pray that God will use me to help those precious babies as much as they have helped me. "I NEED AFRICA MORE THAN AFRICA NEEDS ME. Why? Because it is Africa that has taught me that possessions in my hands will never be as valuable as peace in my heart. I've learned that I don't need what I have and that I have what I need." The Mocha Club is this awesome organization that has started a fund for people to give $7 a month, the cost of two mochas. Check out what $7 can do. I totally just ordered their super awesome shirt too! Its an awesome way to share what Africa (as well as China) and the people that I have met there have taught me about what really matters in life when people ask what on earth the shirt I'm wearing means.:) You can choose what cause you want the proceeds from your shirt to go to and there is an option for it to go towards orphan care!
Job's Daughters: JOY UNSPEAKABLE
6 months ago