I don’t read a lot of the news, and I honestly don’t think it does much for my spirit to keep it in front of me all the time. But there IS one area that I can tell you I am very “privileged” about and it’s come to my attention the longer I live overseas.
I am privileged to have heard and understood the Gospel from a young age.
I am privileged to have many good resources in my language that can encourage me and challenge me in my spiritual growth.
I am privileged to have fellowship with other believers.
I am privileged to have access to strong preaching anytime.
In addition, the resources available for teaching and discipleship are greatly limited! Thankfully, not AS much as in other languages, but it has made me realize just how much I take for granted as I think about the entire library at my fingertips. And even the many resources I have to teach my children the way of the Lord.
Recognizing this “privilege” or this BLESSING has caused me to ponder what I must do.
1. I should thank God.
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.Psalm 107:1
2. I should teach others.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.1 Peter 4:10
3. I should take advantage of this blessing.
- Be a diligent student of the Bible
- Commit myself to the opportunity of fellowship with other believers
- Listen attentively to the preaching that I have available to me
Serving the Lord in the country of Thailand, Alyssa is the wife of missionary Benjamin Hall and Mom to four young kids with one on the way. Each day seems to bring new adventures as she studies the Thai language, homeschools, and ministers to the many little hands that reach for hers. Of course, music is almost always part of the day, whether by listening, singing, or playing and it now echoes through the voices of little ones. Read Alyssa’s salvation testimony here.