Friday, October 19, 2012

fight for your cause

Maybe you have noticed as I have that many people are championing one cause or another.  Everything from breast cancer awareness to political candidates, from homelessness people to pets needing adoption, from abortion to adoption and so much more, from orphans with aids to gay rights, and so many more causes.  I am not saying that any of these are wrong.  What I am saying is that we all have things that we are passionate about, and that is a good thing.

This Sunday we are asking everyone at The Community Fellowship to wear pink in honor to breast cancer awareness.  We want all those who have or will suffer from cancer that we are with you.  Our own Jennifer Terry has battled and won.  This has been a tough year for her, but God has brought her through.  We are passionate about this cause because we have invested in this special relationship with Jennifer.

Another piece that we are very passionate about is helping people who are homeless.  Each week we meet new friends that we try to help.  This week is no different.  I have learned of 3 seniors in high school that are homeless.  3 different teens.  2 different schools.  They don’t know each other.  We have talked with homeless families and single people, yet each one tugs at my heart. 

What are you passionate about?  Because your cause is different than mine helps me understand that we need each other.  We make each other stronger.  Keep seeking to share your cause with others and getting more people to make a difference in this world.  I am passionate about helping people find what they are passionate about.

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.

If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD— and he will repay you!

Step up and find your cause.  Speak up and let others know.  Don’t waste your time on things that don’t matter.  I believe that people are the most important part of life.  I pray that God gives you a cause if you don’t yet have one.  If you would like to join me in the cause that our church or I am passionate about, please do.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Matthew Barnett in his book The Cause Within You says, “You might discover your cause by simply becoming aware of other people’s needs.”  May God open our eyes, our hearts and our lives to the causes around us.

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