For many months I've been struggling with a pull and honestly it's been a pull I've been trying to ignore. A pull to do something. A pull to make a difference. A pull that occurs when your brain engages your heart in an all out battle. It's that wonderfully tragic thing when your heart knows the truth of the Word - and reminds you with regularity.
It's that feeling when your flesh feels helpless but it's all.you.can.think.about.
About a month ago, I gave in. I gave in to the battle and it won. It has stormed in and ransacked my heart, my mind and pieces of my life. It's left a devastatingly beautiful path of destruction in my thoughts. It's wrecked me for the ordinary... again. It's challenged the way I look at finances. It's overturned the 'safe' places of my life and made me re-examine taking chances on what might be next.
I've heard the Lord. He has spoken clearly to me and my family. We are stepping up and asking God to step in and make a way for us to be a part of the solution.
What's the desire, the craving, the thing we can't ignore?
Now imagine that it's NOT in Africa.
Now imagine that it's in our nation.
Now imagine that it's in your state.
Now imagine that it's in your county.
Now imagine that your county is really small.
Now imagine that 1 in 5 kids in your county is hungry.
Now imagine it's real.
It's real in my county... and I. had. no. idea.
1 in 5 kids.
24% of kids in MY COUNTY
don't know where their next meal is coming from.
I now have 16,130 reasons not to ignore the pull and 16,130 too many reasons in my county that need me to shine light on what's happening in their lives.
Feed the hungry,
and help those in trouble.
Then your light will shine out from the darkness,
and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.
Who is with me? It's time to turn on the light.
Tara is Greg's girl, mom to two sons of thunder, a hunger fighter, big dreamer and worship pastor at seacoast church.