Thursday, August 11, 2011

partnering makes life sweeter

Partnering makes life sweeter.  That is a fact.  In the past few weeks I have seen this and experienced it first hand.  When we find like minded, servant hearted, gracious spirited friends, we are all able to accomplish much more as partners.  Have you found this to be true?

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.

I tore open an envelope of a letter mailed to the church this week knowing it was from one of our back2school partner organizations.  It was for double the amount I expected.  They helped us help more students.

Walking in the door last Saturday was a hispanic man I met only a few weeks ago.  His kids were registered for back2school.  But this gracious dude from Mexico brought a friend with him and both stayed several hours after their families left.  They worked as translators.

Today there were many senior saints through our doors as a couple local organizations held a health fair in our building.  It was an honor to serve these people form our community in a way we normally can't.  Only happened because some people and organizations partnered to help others.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

Stop asking the wrong question.  Stop asking what do I get out of doing this thing or going to that place.  And start asking how can I help others.  When we help others, we will ultimately get help ourselves.

I could take a few minutes and talk to you about the ungrateful and callus people I have talked to the last few weeks, or I could tell you about the wins and successes, the hugs and the smiles, the high fives and the at-a-boys that I have experienced.  They are incredible.

Last night I was chatting via FaceBook with one of our volunteers.  She had found one of the boys whose feet she had washed last Saturday at back2school.  This special lady is going to be helping this young boy's family even more.  She is stepping up to serve.  She is partnering with us and with that family.  I love it.

Who can you and who can I partner with to make a difference in the lives of the people we meet?  Maybe it is my church.  Maybe is a local organization.  Maybe it is an organization across town or thousands of miles away.  Find some people who share your passion and partner with them.  As you lock arms with other people, more people will see that there is hope and strength when we do things together.  You've got to know it.

Partnering makes life sweeter!!!

PS ---- I am grateful for all the people who have partnered with me and our church.  Together we are seeing lives changed!!!

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