Today’s post is written by Adrienne Hubbard who helps lead our student ministry at The Community Fellowship. She and her husband have been married for 6 years and have 2 awesome boys. Adrienne and Sean have been part of The Community since the church began. Enjoy what she has written and place help our students as you are led!!!
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you...”
There are many times in my devotions that I have had that verse and thought, I do that, I love others. But too many times I let an opportunity of actually showing love go by. Whether it is because of fear, distrust or how much of a financial burden it would cost, I have let moments of showing God’s love go wasted.
At the beginning of 2015 my husband and I decided to make a family goal of truly loving one another, and I am not talking about just more love for each other. I am talking about loving strangers whose stories we don’t know. Part of truly loving one another is giving, giving money, giving time, giving affection and giving prayer. The first is always the hardest, because we have been taught to not give money because you never know what it will be used for.
Luke chapter 3 verses 10-11 says; and the crowds asked him “What shall we do?” and he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Jesus asked the crowd to give blindly to those who needed it. They didn’t have to ask them what they needed it for or what they would use it for, but he asked them to give. Have you given as blindly as Jesus has asked us to do? I know I haven’t.
“For where you treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Where is your treasure? Is it in your bank account going untouched? Or is it in people saving lives? I challenge you to give blindly; I challenge you to make your treasure save lives. I challenge you step out on your faith and truly love others.
On April 10 The Community Fellowship Youth begin the 30 hour famine, in which they will fast for 30 hours while raising funds to feed children, whom they have never met, to help them eat another day, so they may live another day. Our goal is small $735.00, enough to feed 21 children for one month, which end up being $35.00 a child.
Will you “MAKE THIS FIGHT YOURS?” You can give any amount. No amount is too small to end the fight for hunger. Below you will find a link to our Community Fellowship 30 HOUR FAMINE Online Giving site. If you want to give more than just financial or you are truly unable to financially give, we ask that you consider becoming a fasting partner, who will choose to fast the 30 hours along one of the Youth. They also need prayer as this is a time of stepping out in faith. If you would like to be a fasting partner, please let me or Jennifer Terry know or send Pastor Michael an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready to step out in faith and blindly give so that you may love one another? Matthew 25:35 says “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirty and you gave me something to drink...” Don’t let another opportunity go by wasted!
Click on THIS LINK to give