Friday, March 26, 2010

World Changers

We had the privilege to share with 200+ Middle school students today, of how God to two broken lives and restored them beyond belief. As Carmen and I shared God's story for our life, I had so many moments of complete awe. Awe of a Creator who cares deeply for His creation. He goes to the darkest of places to rescue His chosen ones, He pursues with no end in sight. Sexually abused, abandon, thoughts of suicide, abortion, alcoholism, drug addict, ex-convict, anger; Redeemed, Adopted, Thoughts of Life, New life, Filled with THE Spirit, Freedom, Peace.

Our faith in Christ goes far beyond our salvation, while it is why Christ came to earth, to die for our sins and spend eternity with Him. It's also about being all that He needs us to be today. That is what Make Your Mark is all about, challenging the people of this world to living it out. We all know the Lord's prayer and in it He says, "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven". Today 200+ teenagers were encouraged to be passionate, be bold with their faith and live in the promises of God. Promises given in Romans that state we have overwhelming victory in Christ Jesus who loves us; quit living defeated and live the way the Lord intends. So thankful to share the Gospel (Good News) today, "How will YOU be remember!" ALL-OUT!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

With action we will not let them perish! The poor are all around us and we blindly go about our days. Christ did not set us free to wait on heaven but His prayer was for His Kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Mark Your Mark takes the Gospel to wherever He leads, His heart is for the poor and so is MYM.Just the other night we had a family call and inform us that they had run out food and didn't know how they would make it the rest of the month. This is a family with two working parents and three kids. They make just enough money so that they don't qualify for the assistants they really need, they fall between the cracks. Thankful they know that they have somewhere to call, somewhere that doesn't care where you are or how much you make. It must be a terrible feeling to call someone in order to put food on the table for your family. Praise the Lord that He has giving MYM the resources to be able to provide in these times of need. Thank you KB, for it was your faith in action that helped meet this need.

The rewards of faith are amazing to think about, but it's not living if your waiting to die.

Psalm 72:12
He will rescue the poor when they cry to him;he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them