Message From La Romana
Insight has a way of showing up in the most unexpected places. Our ROW mission team was blessed with great insight during a home ministry visit in La Romana (see Keith Burnett Ministries Facebook post).
A bit of perspective comes from the New Testament account of the woman that washed Jesus’ feet and dried them with her hair. He said as long as times lasts, her actions would be told. Some stories just preach a message all by themselves. A man from La Romana is preaching clearly!
Focus on Priorities
We visited an older couple. We took food to their home and inquired about other needs. Life for this couple is not cluttered with an excess of possessions. Prayer is required for just about anything they need. And we asked them how we could pray for them.
If we had been at your house, how would you have answered? The blessings that are yours may have kept you from a laser-like focus on the important things. The gentleman did not hesitate with his answer. We can all learn from what he said.
Priority of Health
Not only was the family in physical need, the man is losing his eyesight. Would you have asked for healing in his situation? He did. That is perfectly predictable and in order. Surgery may be an option for his condition, but there is little chance he could ever afford to have it. His only recourse is prayer to the Great Physician. And who knows, God may prompt someone to use modern medicine to address this man’s sight.
Priority of Provision
It’s easy to predict we would all join this dear man in asking for healthy eyesight. But the insight isn’t in the request. Insight lies in the reasons for it. Why you ask for better eyesight?
When he shared the request he immediately connected it to his reasons for asking. He wanted to be able to provide for his family. Think about that. This could turn into social commentary real quick! He wasn’t looking for someone else to provide for him and his family. He wanted to enjoy that responsibility. That thought is quickly becoming scarce here at home. But that’s not the most important application.
Provision is done at many levels. Let’s apply this to church life. Whose job is it to provide for the spiritual well being of your family? Is that primarily the church’s job, or your job? Do you embrace it, or expect others to do it for you? The church, and society at large, is suffering because too many have given this responsibility away.
Priority of the Word
The second reason he shared for wanting his eyes healed was so he could continue reading his Bible. Where would that have fallen on your priority list? It seems to me this gentleman could see very clearly! We should all be so blessed!
As I shared in the Facebook post, we provided him with a ROW solar Bible. That is just one more way you help us minister in places like La Romana. Remember, proper priorities will build a better you, and a better you builds a better world!