Tuesday, February 10, 2009

seeking God, love shows up

"Love is the greatest source of transformation" -- Matthew Barnett
 
I am amazed as I go through our annual survey given to people at The Community (if you have not filled one out, send me an email and I will send you one or it can be picked up at church).  Some great responses.  But one of the overlying things that can easily be seen is that God is calling us to reach people who not being reached in our area...the homeless and those living in poverty and the like.
 
This is a true calling that the Lord has given us.  We are seeing more of our people respond to this call, and more and more people are asking to be part of the ministry.  In fact, from the desk I sit at and the place where I pray, I see that God has set us up for such a time as this for such a ministry as this.
 
Please pray with me that we would dig in deep and follow with complete obedience what it is to really reach people that are in need.
 
Here are some of my prayers for me and those I serve with:
 
Proverbs 21:26 (nlt) --- Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!
 
1 Corinthians 13:7 (nlt) --- Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
 
1 John 3:16 (nlt) --- We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.
 
"They see God when you love on people that are different than you" -- Dave Gibbons

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