Useful, Nourishing and Needed

You Are More Fortunate InfographI shared this infograph on my Facebook wall a few weeks back. There was no attribution, no link back, no nothin’.

One of my friends said, “That’s from Jen Hatmaker’s book ‘Interrupted’.”

I’m so thankful she shared that info. I’ve been sucked into reading Interrupted and 7 by Mrs. Hatmaker, and each have been profound and thought provoking to me.

We’ve made some decisions recently that have really made us sit down as a family and look at our finances. These decisions have been hard, but oh so good for us.

Just like God always does, each of these things came at the perfect time. Our financial decisions have opened our eyes to things we blindly throw money at. Reading “Interrupted” and “7” have made it even more clear how hardened and “normal” our consumer mindset is.

And again, just like God always does, he provided another example of how sharing your “wealth” can have an impact on those less fortunate.

I’ve mentioned before we sponsor kiddos from Compassion International. One of those kiddos is Napanu from Africa.

Compassion International child Napanu
Sweet Napanu

We provided $20 (or something miniscule like that) for her birthday present. This week we got a letter from Napanu thanking us for the present. She said it included:

  • Two chickens
  • A dress
  • (Plastic?) sheet
  • Food

What we would have spent on a drive through McDonalds or a shirt at JCPenneys, was instead used for something USEFUL and NOURISHING and NEEDED.

Thank you Jesus.

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mom says:

    Good morning, Sweetheart! I just want to know again how inspiring you & your family are to me….We’re soooo proud of you….I can’t say enough!

    1. megcorey says:

      Ah thanks mom. Love you. 😀

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