Saturday, January 22, 2011

Life and Justice

oa new friend of mine and I hit the road early this morning and went to Colorado Springs to the New Life Church where they were having a Life and Justice conference. I had originally heard about this on facebook and thought it might be something goofy but then heard about it again on Klove. When Holly e-mailed me about it, and I read up on it I knew I wanted to go. I heard mass amounts of information today. It was a lot of hard stuff. My heart is still aching from the hard stories I heard about girls being bought and sold in the sex trade, orphans all over the world, girls having abortions because they feel they have no other options and the lost that just need to know that they are too stamped with the image of God. I am still processing what I heard and this fire that has been lit within my soul. I know God wants me to do something, to get involved I just don't quite know how yet. I know things in my life are going to change drastically and this blog is going to be my outlet for that change. I am going to listen for His voice and do what it is He tells me to do. I know my heart is with those that are bought and sold into slavery everyday. It was good to hear this stuff though to open my eyes to the fact that it just doesn't happen "over there" it happens here, in Denver. In our neighborhoods and we MUST be aware so we can be the catalyst for change. It is time to take a stand and really live out a life that really reflects who Jesus was and have some radical faith. That is where I am going with this blog I think. To be out there being radical. This conference really lit a fire in me. And me being the type that wants to go boots to the floor I of course want to start kicking down doors in the brothels and rescuing these girls. I have to take a step back though and remember that I cannot do a cannon ball into the deep end. I HAVE to pray. I have to seek His voice and His will for what He wants me doing in this issue and how to get involved. I know I don't feel as helpless as I did before I went. It still feels overwhelming, but at least now I feel like there is the ability to make change, and be involved. I have a feeling that over the next few months things are going to get very interesting in my life and that my faith is going to start getting wild.

In Him,