TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Blessings don’t always show up as new shiny thing. Sometimes, the maker of Heaven and Earth invites us to get our hands dirty with Him creating the most beautiful things ever – relationships!
WHY WOULDN’T YOU?
If you have the opportunity to help starving people, why wouldn’t you? If you can love, bless and encourage people, why would you not do that?
On a recent trip to Africa, I saw starving little boys and girls eating grass. It’s all they had. It makes me mad that there are so many people in first world countries who’ve never lifted a finger to help one single person in a third world country.
We live in a small world now. We can communicate instantaneously across the globe. In less than one day, we can be on the other side of the world. This is why it makes me mad the church doesn’t have a greater vision to help people. So little makes a big difference in these places.
If you don’t think it’s important that church does what it does, come out to the OpenDoor Food Bank and see all the single mamas, struggling families, and isolated older people. If they don’t show up at our place, and we don’t load them up with a complete carload of groceries and treat them like kings and queens, can I ask you, where else can they go?
Can they go to the atheist organizations? That’s right! Atheists don’t do anything for anybody except to hate on Christianity.
We need to have a voice – a big voice – and we need to do something big! It’s important that the Body of Christ in the United States doesn’t fade away right now. The church has the answer. The world does not.
The world enslaves. The Body of Christ sets free. What are you doing to bring freedom to your family, friends or coworkers? What about the lost and hurting around the world? Are you actively trying to bring them relief and everlasting peace?
Do something! Why wouldn’t you?
The third time He said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” – John 21:17
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO SERVE THE HURTING IN YOUR COMMUNITY. TOMORROW, THE WORLD!
From my sermon series I LOVE MY TRIBE