Monday, December 5, 2011

"Love thy neighbor as yourself."

So our theme of our teen bible study is to; "save a life." Most of my bible study girls are seniors and will be graduating from high- school this spring. They will be going out into the real world. It weighs heavy on my heart that this; "next generation,"..........get that they can make a difference. One girl did; because she was simply OPEN........... to God's will in her life.

So this Christmas instead of buying gifts for my girls I am buying gifts that change the world one person at a time!

When you buy one of these necklaces or books it feeds hungry children in Uganda!
The necklaces also employ a hard-working woman in Uganda. Keeping her from turning to prostitution, or digging through the trash or turning to alcohol to comfort the hunger pains.

"I have seen the Vision and for self I cannot live;
Life is less than worthless till my all I give."
Oswald J. Smith

We've a story to tell to the Nations;

We've a story to tell to the nations,
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright,
And Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We've a song to be sung to the nations,
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil,
And shatter the spear and sword,
and shatter the spear and sword.

We've a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigneth above
Hath sent us His Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love.

We've a Savior to show to the nations,
Who the path of sorrow hath trod,
That all of the world's great peoples
May come to the truth of God,
May come to the truth of God.

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright,
And Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
The Kingdom of love and light.

How will we ever learn our destiny when we have so little identification with God's destiny for other nations?

God has given us plenty in this world to eat...............we are the distributors.............there is nothing wrong with the is us the distributors that is the problem.
Our hearts bleed for the hungry but we do the nothing. We whine, about our lives and how we don't know our purpose in life. But it is all in the bible........"to love your neighbor as yourself," as Kisses from Katie said; "I don't want to be I don't want my neighbor to be hungry!"
We are blind and cannot see.........or maybe we chose to ignore the hungry in this world.
Are we praying only, "self absorbed prayers?" We have been chosen for such a time as this! .......what we do here will change our destiny!
Try praying:
"Lord, how do you want my life to fit into your plan for my times?" ( One girl did pray this and it is changing the world!)

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Jesus Christ (Matthew 6:21)

100 percent of absolutely everything in our lives belongs to God!
Every believer is called to "full-time ministry.

"Though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them."
Psalm 62:10

Matthew 25:35-36;

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

When we stand face to face to the King what is it that He will say? Will He say; "well done, my good and faithful servants?"

The one thing I know for certain when we stand before our almighty, holy and amazing Lord, we will be totally aware of the fact that our self-efforts were nothing but filthy rags.
(Isaiah 64:6)

Take some time today and pray.........picture yourself standing before our King. God sees our hearts!
God's number one focus is LOVE! He is compassion.

To be like Christ requires us to see suffering, hunger, pain.
God loves the world! The world- shaped life is the cross shaped life!

We can't change the whole world at once but we can change the world one person at a time!
Join me.....will you?
All profits from Amazima's jewelry sales support the feeding of 1,600 starving children.

When you purchase a gift this season...............think of a gift that will keep on giving!
Think about a gift that would help create jobs,  or feed the hungry!

Think about it..............."What does Jesus really want for His birthday?" Do we or our own children really need more things?

all of grace,