This woman, Ann Voskamp, her life, her blog, A Holy Experience, touches me deeply.
THIS post challenges me to the core of my being.
She is currently in Ecuador on a trip with Compassion International, meeting a child she and her family sponsors.
Consider her words, soak in her experiences, and find a quiet moment to reflect, to bow your heart low as you respond in a conversation with Jesus. That’s exactly what I am doing right now.
“…it’s only when I feel her fingers slip through mine — when I squeeze Lidia’s hand tight, two daughters of divorce and division and brokenness holding on to each other — it’s only then, Lidia’s skin touching mine, that I know it in the deep places:
All poverty is first a poverty of relationship.
Falling out of relationship with God was our first fall into poverty — and into conflict and sin and hardship. And all subsequent poverty —- All poverty stems more from an absence of right relationships than a right resources. Anything that takes the place of the primacy of the Christ-relationship leads to a place of poverty….”
Please read the rest of her post…click here. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts…let’s start a conversation about how God stirs us to respond.