Way too Radical there John the Baptist

I have friends who live on 1/2 their income so they can give more away. Each year they find a family adopting Orphans and give them thousands of dollars to help.

I've read both of Shane Claiborne's books about living on less. He makes his own clothes, lives with the homeless of Philadelphia and is an activist for the cause of the poor.

A lady who's blog I read adopted a girl from Africa that was on the verge of death from AIDS.

All these people and many more live lives that are to us, considered radical. They believe God has called them, and equip them to live extreme. I believe these kinds of people are given to the world to make a huge difference and for us to look at and learn from.

I want to be more of a radical.

SO, I'm not a goal setter usually BUT this year there are some things I would like to change about how I live my life and how I raise my kids to look at life.

I want to give away 20% of our income.

Volunteer at least 20 hours a week at the BRDC.

Encourage my husband and children more and make serving them a priority.

Promote the good works of the servants around the world helping Orphans, the poor and the lost.

Go on a missions trip to Africa with my daughter.

and find more ways to help Orphans.

I am a passionate person. I have always been, I take the bait when I shouldn't and bark louder then I should BUT all that is given to me by God, HE can and is getting it in-line with His will to be used for His glory.

I know in his day John the Baptist was looked at as a freak. He was a freak, he ate locust and wore animal skins for clothes and that WAS NOT the style. He just knew he had to do what he had to do and he did it.

I want to be more like that....For God's glory.


Anonymous said…
Carole Sue, Carole Sue, I don't know how you could be more radical.
You were born radical! Rock On!
Erin Moore said…
darn, my comment got lost again. :-(

To sum it up:

Eating locusts = bad
Living more radically for God's glory = good.

Erin Moore said…
Oh, did you contact your state reps about supporting H.R. 213 - to keep the adoption tax credit alive beyond 2010? The abba fund has a blog widget & tons of info!
Anonymous said…
I love Shane Claiborne, and enjoyed the passion and inspiration of this post, Carole.

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