Tuesday, November 23, 2010

get the ball rolling

Romans 4:21 NLT
He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.

1 Peter 4:10 NLT
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

God is in the business of changing lives.  He is interested in people.  Jesus didn't die on the cross and give His life for institutions.  He gave His life for people, for the relationships around us and more.

One of the things that keeps me doing what I am doing is the fact that God has a call on my life to serve others and to love Him above everything else, yet one of the struggles I have is watching others simple build the mechanism and institution.  we have to have the buildings and the institutions, yet too often those things take our time, our money and almost all of our other resources.

Are we building things or are we building people?  Are we pouring our lives into things that are temporal or things that are eternal?  Are we wasting the resources God has given us or are we investing them wisely?

It is important to get the ball rolling to help heal broken lives.  It is our call to rebuild lives.  Those are lives of broken people who already know God and lives of people who have not met God yet.  Our serving them might be the road that brings them and more people to Jesus.

To get the ball rolling means we have to use what we have and the time we have and invest it in what will last forever.  Follow the voice and hand of God.  Be proactive and not reactive.  Where does this start?  It starts with you!  The beautiful part is that others will follow your passion to serve the Lord by serving others.

Let's get the ball rolling and stop building things and start rebuilding people!  that is when God will do amazing things as we get the ball rolling...

So on October 2 the wall was finished—just fifty-two days after we had begun. 16 When our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God.

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happy birthday, Julie

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