After watching Fireproof, the wheels in my head have not stopped turning. My passion for getting closer to God has been set on fire (rekindled), you can say. As I have been praying about the direction God wants me to take in regards to my work helping adoptive families that are struggling he is making things clearer to me every hour.
I am pondering the idea of putting together a similar "Love Dare" book for adoptive families that are on the brink of disrupting. I wonder how struggling families would receive my my dare to change things around over the course of 40 days? Does it even sound like a good idea that could work?
Anyway, meanwhile I have also thought a lot about the blessings that have been poured over us over the course of the last 10 years, and I must say that even the smallest of things have made a huge impact on our lives. I am very thankful for that. Whether it was a meal brought to us after the birth of my second son, or church friends coming to visit in the hospital, or someone offering to watch our kids so that John and I could go out..... these small things have been huge for me. I have slowly been able to pay it forward and it is blessing me as well. Isn't God amazing like that?
Soooooo, today I challenge you to bake something yummy and take it to a neighbor or someone who would least expect it. It could be a co-worker, one of your kids' teachers, the mailman, a homeless person on a street corner, it doesn't matter who, it is the act that counts. I would even challenge you to take it a step further and pray for the person who receives this baked goody. Something simple like, "God, I pray that you watch out for this person today and help them through any struggles they may be having."
I not only challenge you... I dare you.
P.S. If you take this dare, please share your story, I'd love to hear it.