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People are suffering all around us. Are you giving God the opportunity to help through you?

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in missional, service | 2 comments

People are suffering all around us. Are you giving God the opportunity to help through you?

Think about the people living around you, in your neighborhood or just down the road. Did you know they are suffering?

It’s true. There are marital problems, children problems, abuse, drugs, poverty, crime, hunger, joblessness. Yes, right there in your neighborhood.

Do you not see them? Do you not know about them? The problems are there.

Did you know that God desires to work among the people with those problems? Did you know that he wants to do that while working through you?

It’s true.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking. You can’t solve the sex trafficking issue or the problem with drugs or the pains of alcoholism, drug abuse, prostitution, etc. That’s true, too.

But, did you know that God never asks you to solve those problems?

Nope. He only asks one thing. He asks that you allow him to work through you in the life of someone (or some people) who are hurting… Jesus called them “the least.”

Are you giving God the opportunity to help through you?


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  1. 5-22-2011

    Alan-Have you seen Ann Volskamp blog at http://www.aholyexperience.com. I think you would find her entry on 5.19.11 What Being Truly Human Looks Like and How Do We Really Treat Jesus on 5.18.11 interesting. She’s an amazing writer and is extremely talented with words.

  2. 5-22-2011

    Rod,

    Thanks for the links! Those are very good posts.

    -Alan

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