Do we really believe that God would use us to do immeasurably more? As we head into Orphan Week, I think this is a question that God has our team processing through. Last night, Edward Phillips, the Director of Kimbilio, sat down with our team and told the story of the vision God gave him for the baby home. As I listened to Edward talk about how God called him out of his comfortable life in the United States, and so clearly told him that, at 19 years old, He was going to use him to provide a home for abandoned babies all over East Africa.
I hear his story and see a boldness and confidence that so clearly comes from Jesus Christ alone. When I hear Edward tell his story, I see God building His kingdom through the simple obedience of one person. However, if I am honest with myself, I find it hard to believe that God would use me to do something so significant. But why not? Do we truly believe that God could use us to build His kingdom? Or are we convinced that he could only use an Edward Phillips to build a refuge for the children of Africa?
“For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
God has created each of us with the desire to use us for the building of HIS Kingdom here on earth. There is no question- God desires to use us. The real question is, are we willing? We walk forward in confidence knowing that with a willing spirit, God is able to do immeasurably more with and through our lives.
This week, Edward will lead Journey in serving at the same baby home here in Nairobi, in which God gave him the vision for Kimbilio. We will be working with infants, babies, and toddlers, teaching them fine motor skills, leading them in tummy time, and outdoor therapy. While spending time at the baby home is humbling and convicting, we praise God for a home for each of these children. Please join us this week in praying for a forever family for each of the sweet children we spend time with. Pray for our team, as God is doing a great work in the hearts of so many of us through the children at the baby home and through Edward’s story. As we continue through the rest of this week, we walk forward believing that God desires to do immeasurably more with us, and each day we are called to take one more step of obedience.