Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Do something! Go love!!!

I had been wondering... These Facebook posts about people bein heartbroken and disgusted by what happened in Connecticut....


Why did it happen? How could someone? 

People need Jesus! Are you going to do as He said and go make disciples? It wasn't a question! He didn't say "well if you feel like it" or "if you meet someone and you think it will be easy to swing them over to our side". Nope! He said "go".

I have friends who just went to start a church in Connecticut. And apparently they have the enemy shaking in his boots because he's sent frankenstorm to stop on of their outreaches and now he's sent pure hate. Do you want to do something besides put up a Facebook status? I hope you're praying but I would also encourage you to put your money where your mouth is.

Today I saw pictures of a little girl who died of typhoid. It makes me so sad. Children need clean water. It is not something that should be an option. Gradec is raising money to buy land for the orphanage and we are now raising money to make sure the children's immunizations are up to date and typhoid is one of them. Typhoid alone is $54. 19 children. You do the math. It's a lot of money for that one alone. But we know that God will provide. Want to help? specify where you would your money designated.

These seem so far away. We must do something in our own backyard too. People in our lives need Jesus. They need to be loved. Kids are are hurt and lost! People need love. We have to do something or the kind of hatred that happened in Connecticut or even worse will happen in our own backyard! This is not the time to lock the doors and retreat because we are scared. This is the time to lean in-reach out to others. Love bigger!

Listen to where God wants you and what He wants you to do!

Give!!! Present your offerings to God. Money is needed for outreaches and clean water! God takes your offering and He multiplies it! $5, $10, $100! We cannot out give God!!

Love. In addition to giving of our money, we need to give our love! Hug. Smile. Be kind. Forgive. 


For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.  For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,  so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.  We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your  faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;  if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,  do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (Romans 12:3-13 NIV)

1 comment:

Mrs. Mac said...

Displace evil by doing something good. (paraphrased after hearing Dave Ramsey today).