Monday, October 3, 2011

Nehemiah Type Burden

"So on October 2 the wall was finished- just fifty-two days after we had begun." -Nehemiah 6:15

(Yes, it's Monday and I normally do my "Weekly I Am," but I need to get something off my heart.)

The sermon series at church is titled "Change Your World In 52 Days." It's over Nehemiah, upon hearing the wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, his actions from that point and his work getting the wall rebuilt in 52 days. OH, it's also important to point out the wall has been destroyed for 140 years.

When Nehemiah learned the wall had been destroyed, it crushed him. He fell to his knees and wept and then he prayed and then he began his steps at getting to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall.

These past few weeks, while going through this story at church, I have felt challenged. I've always known and have had a feeling for quite some time that there's just something I need to be doing, I just don't know what. The question was poised, "What issue brings you to your knees weeping because it breaks your heart so much?"

Well, that's an easy one; starving children. 

There are millions, MILLIONS! of babies literally withering away because they have no food, MILLIONS! Disgusting.

Flip that around and there MILLIONS of babies dying and I am just me. Then I think about Nehemiah. He did something no one dared do for 140 years and he completed it in 52 days. It sounds impossible, but all the babies in Africa could be saved in 52 days. You scoff, but I serve a God who can do it. He made the sun stand still didn't he?

My first job is my family, but it is becoming clear my heart's desire is to be a voice for these babies, these moms watching their children die. Sound harsh? Good. It's harsh stuff.

Want to help?

There is one great way. We support Compassion International You can sponsor a child, make a one time donation, meander their site, check out their color of choice, blue, or look at their Child Survival Program. They do great great work and they truly want to release children from poverty in Jesus' name.

Another site I stumbled upon last week is Each week they sell special Tshirts and $7 from each T goes to the 'organization of the week.' This week it's Compassion! Yah! Since I only wear Tshirts and this helps an organization I love, I bought one. Go check out their site and watch the video.

PS. My heart spewed these thoughts, which includes the mispellings and improper English.


  1. Sorry -- but seriously -- you're being a convenient Christian. It's one thing to write some diatribe about how your 'new mission' is starving children, but when you turn around in less than three sentences and paste some 'charity' that has nothing to do with you and that you have no viable interest in, it comes off as a typical convenient Christian. You want the world to think that you're holy, yet you put no actions behind your words. You simply paste some obscure, 3rd party charity to act like you've done something. If you want to stop 'starvation' start locally -- go down to the local shelter and fee those kids. Give your time, your money, your efforts to more than some ridiculous posting to your 'blog' about how 'christian' you are -- make it count. Stop hiding behind the rest of the Edmond "christians' that hide behind LifeChurch and all of its smokescreen ways and actually do something besides something that your'e trying to get recognition for -- DO NOT TELL A SOUL -- go and donate your time -- go and donate your money -- THEN you will be following in the footsteps of 'christ'. There's nothing worse than a 'look at me 'christian'.

  2. Megan... Please do NOT listen to this guy!! He feels like tearing a person down for sharing their heart is helping the name of Christ. The sad thing is he would rather tear fellow christ followers down and even the church they attend than pray for them. Megan, you are being opposed and the Bible says we are suppose to fight opposition! We are fightin w you. We love compassion ministry and love what God is doing in and through this ministry!! Keep getting the word about them!

  3. Eric, I think you are a little off base here. Megan has a viable interest in Compassion International as her family actively supports the ministry.

    I see on your professional business website (not a personal blog) that you state the following interest:

    "Participating in motorcyle rides to raise awareness for wonderful causes like diabetes, March of Dimes for babies and abused children."

    I think that is wonderful work! However, it is very much a 'look at me' statement to put on a professional business website. You can't have it both ways...

    Please continue to support those that you do and channel your energy for tearing others down into more of that positive work...publicly or privately.


For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. -Corinthians 5:14