Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I have some friends who have decided to make some life changing choices lately. Some very hard stomach churning choices. One friend has been obedient to a call to become a missionary. She is not going to return to the university she had been attending. She knew her parents would be disappointed but chose to full fill this calling. I have some other friends who have made the choice to go from a 2 income family to a one income family. Giving up luxuries and comfort and having to sell their home that they love in the process. I have other friends who have chosen to home school their children instead of sending them to public. Feeling a call to be obedient to Gods calling is not easy. I have many people in my life who truly don't understand the choices I have made and am making. My open and honest "Libby response" is I am madly and passionately in love with my creator. It is a stronger love than I have ever witnessed before. My thoughts are drawn to him constantly. The qualities that I admire in others I know all come from him. I know some of you will never understand. And I'm OK with that. To some it is the scent of life and others it is the scent of death. But obeying out of love is one of the most peaceful choices you can make. When others looking in are confused at why in the midst of madness you are calm it is because of love. A quote we use sometimes in our home is "if it's not immediate it's disobedient". May you choose to be immediate today even in the hard choices.