Sunday, November 29, 2009

'Are We Doing Enough?'

My husband and I saw an amazing movie last night. So amazing, in fact, that I can't get it out of my mind today. Truth is, it's made me realize that I'm not doing enough. I live an extremely comfortable life in the suburbs. I've got an amazing business, my husband has a fantastic job and our children go to private school. But is that enough?

We saw The Blind Side. And my husband really didn't want to go. I believe his exact quote was, 'What stupid movie are you dragging me to tonight?' He wasn't saying that after the credits rolled. Today I asked him, 'Do you feel like we're doing enough?' His response was, 'No.'

I've never made it a secret that I'm a Christian. And my family and I live by a different set of rules and values. But it's not enough to just say that. I need to show it in different ways, too. I need to be open for uncomfortable situations that I can respond to in a Christ-like way. Situations that take me outside of my comfort zone.

Tomorrow, I'm going to pick up the telephone and call an organization in town that's been on my heart for many years. And I'm going to offer some of my time to them. And I'm going to pray that my time makes a difference in someone's life.



ben + laura said...

that's awesome jodi!!!

meghan said...

You are such an amazing woman - way to be!

I saw that movie on Saturday, and I too, cannot get it out of my head. SUCH a great story.

Robyn Love Steele::Calligrapher said...

Jodi, you make a different in a lot of peoples lives. God uses you like you would never believe. I am a testament to that. I will forever be in debt to you and our amazing God.

Connie Westendorp Glass said...

That's amazing, Jodi, that God used that movie to touch your heart and push you into something that's he's been nugding you about. I pray that you'll be blessed.