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Dare to Give Your Everything….Again!

“At the vestry meeting, the congregation’s wealthiest member decided to share a portion of his faith story.

“I’m a millionaire,” he said, “and I attribute it all to the rich blessings of God in my life. I can still remember the turning point in my faith, like it was yesterday:

I had just earned my first dollar and I went to a youth meeting that night. The speaker was a missionary who told about his work. I knew that I only had a dollar bill and had to either give it all to God’s work or nothing at all. So at that moment I decided to give my whole dollar to God. I believe that God blessed that decision, and that is why I am a rich man today.”

When he finished and sat down, the chair of the stewardship committee leaned over and said: “Wonderful story! I dare you to do it again!”

Paul says in Galatians 3:3, “Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”

Think about the possibilities if you exerted yourself in the things of God as you did when you first came to know Christ? No reservations. No holds barred. No unbelief. Just risk. Just radical Christianity. Just faith.

Shalom
Selvan Govender
Director of Shepherds Heart SA
http://www.shepherdsheart.co.za

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The Church – God’s Redemptive Tool

I believe that the church is God’s redemptive tool in our world. It exists to point people to the cross. It points them to the cross through the various ways the church will use to show to people their significance. People are created lower than angels but God bestowed them with glory and honour.

Is the church doing enough to lift up the value of people? What have you done recently so that someone’s hope is firm and their faith is steadied?

Let us consider how we can spur each other long. Let us become what God put us together to be – His redemptive tool on this earth!

Shalom
selvan Govender
http://www.shepherdsheart.co.za

 

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I’m Just Too lazy

Lazy
My beard is beginning to grow a little longer than usual and the weather is very hot as well, so the length of my beard has been irritating me.
I was greeting at the door at church this morning and someone asked me, “Aren’t you irritated with your beard?” I responded by saying, “Yes, it is irritating me but I was too lazy to go have my hair cut and shave my beard but I’m planning to do it this evening.”
As the words fell out of my mouth it dawned on me that’s how we respond to important matters in our lives. Many things in our lives may be irritating to us to the point of discomfort but we are just too lazy to navigate our way out of them.
If you’re just too lazy to deal with the overgrown parts of your life (metaphorically speaking) then you might discover levels of discomfort and disproportion. Therefore, it’s imperative that we make the time to correct the parts of our lives that are shabby, irritating and disproportionate.

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed– not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence– continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:12-13

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2016 in change

 

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