“Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is.” – Oswald Chambers
Too often I’m concerned about what I want God to do, either in my own life or in the lives of others within my sphere of influence. Chambers nailed it; it isn’t about what he’s going to do, its about who he is. Sherry and I are preparing to head off again to Africa and I’m constantly praying, asking what he wants me to do and how he wants me to do it. I’m always wondering what it should look like? The “it” in this case is whatever task or job might be lining up for me. Chambers hi-jacked me with his statement; it dawned on me that what I do or don’t do is secondary to apprehending just who this Jesus is I’ve sworn to follow. The doing must always follow and be informed by the apprehending! Seeing and recognizing him becomes the platform from which I can see what the doing must be.
Speaking of doing . . . Here’s a good video on the plight of the pygmies in SW Uganda. It underscores some of the difficulties they face as they attempt the transition from hunter-gatherers to agriculturalists. It also highlights the challenges we face as we seek to encourage them towards animal husbandry with goats as a potential pathway towards sustainability.