Proverbs 28:27 (GW) --- Whoever gives to the poor lacks nothing.Whoever ignores the poor receives many curses.
Something outside of the norm. Beyond who I am so often. We rarely see things from a new view unless we stop and a make a consious effort to see things from a different perspective. Why is that? It is because we are consumed by things. Some good. Some bad. It is time for Christians to be consumed by a new view. It is a view that I am hit with often.
As our leadership team met last night at The Community I looked on the things that we wrote about our past and present, but what really took my breathe was what God told us about the future. Those came through hopes and dreams. We wrote them down. We shared them. Almost everyone was about life change. Lives changed by the goodness and work of God through others.
When we get outside of ourselves things will happen. I believe that God is calling and may be calling you to reach out to the people that don't always cross our path. Who are they? Where are they? Lets go get them for Jesus.
But the problem is we cannot see them. Or maybe we don't know they are even alive. When we see them, recoginize them and reach them, we will have a new view. This is what will happen:
Isaiah 58:10 (nlt) --- And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.
It is time for me and the church I serve ... it is time for you ... to get a new view from God.