Thursday, September 4, 2008

Real Ministry

Today was a great day of work and ministry in Uptown.

We were really roughing it: eating pancakes, drinking coffee, and eating ribs for dinner.

Seriously the work that we did was great. We made contact with some of the people that we are trying to lead to Christ. We showed them the love of Christ by helping them clean up their homes. Many people are not back in the city, they returned throughout the day today and will pour in tomorrow. Our big target work days are Friday and Saturday, in which we hope to really get some stuff cracked out. Thursday will be spent mainly on school business and homework, yuck!

My Quiet time today was spent in Psalm 46 and 47. Looking over these two Psalms is very encouraging when you see the words that the author uses to describe our God.
These include: refuge, strength, help in trouble, Most High dwells, Almighty, fortress, Awesome, Great, King over all the earth (even hurricanes).

God is all of these things and all we have to do is be still and know.
God is all powerful and controls all things and all we have to do is be still and know.
God is at work in this city and your city and all we have to do is be still and know.

>Then get involved in that work. Most of this work looks different. Real Ministry is dirty work. The work of a servant is not always glamorous; sometimes it’s cleaning up leaves, dumping trash cans that smell terrible and getting nasty/smelly. This is doing everything as if you are working for the Lord, under the banner of Jesus Christ.

Thanks for your prayers.

Desiring to Proclaim His Holy Name!

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