I have been incredibly inspired for the last few years by a woman named Heidi Baker. It was my dad that first introduced me to her. One fall day I stopped over to visit him and he said that he had to show me a video that he watched. He said the woman in the video reminded him of me. Only a daddy would say that.
Together, he and I watched an hour-long video that he ordered through Netflix. It was a documentary about her ministry in Mozambique, Africa. (http://www.irisglobal.org/)
I remember crying with him on his couch that day. I was so touched by her love.
I still have yet to see her in person, but I continue to follow her ministry.
This week, I’ve spent more time watching some of her more recent speaking engagements. As I watch them, I continue to become more convinced that I have so much more to learn about sacrificial love.
So, my question this week to myself has been this:
What does love look like? As I’ve prayed and pondered, this is what I feel like God is showing me.
It looks like sacrifice. If what I’m doing isn’t costing me something, then it’s not love at all.
My prayer: Oh Lord I want a deeper revelation of what love is. I want a radical love for others that costs me something. I’m just too comfortable right now. Burn in me a love that consumes me from the inside out. I want to see your eyes of love. Would you undo me of myself and wreck me so I’m never the same.