Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, wrote a short, powerful book called “If.” I recently read it along with my quiet time and ended the book with one more question in mind: What If? Throughout her book Amy Carmichael lists “If” statements that lead us back to the depth and richness of calvary love. I keep asking myself, what would our lives look like if we really did what Christ told us to?
What if we walked on water, trusting God to keep us above the waves and do the impossible?
What if we cared for the orphan and the widow, no matter the cost?
What if we listened more and talked less?
What if we lived with eternity as our home and we are simply sojourners passing through this world?
What if we gave more than we received?
What if I went to the throne of grace before I went to others with my problems?
What if we did hard things joyfully and for Christ?
What if we did the small things with purpose?
What if we ate, drank, slept, talked, laughed, traveled, dreamed, purchased, gave, learned and sang to the glory of God?
What if we loved fervently and covered the sins of others?
What if we extended grace instead of requiring forgiveness?
What if we outdid each other with honor?
What if we worshipped every moment and not just Sunday mornings?
What if we preached the Gospel unashamedly?
What if we encouraged one another while it is still called Today?
What if we never complained?
What if we lived like Jesus called us to?
These are the questions I keep asking myself. What if? I want these what if’s to become a reality. What if we encouraged one another to be like Christ? I’m in. Join me, sister.