There is a transaction that takes place long before someone gives a dollar to an organization or to someone. That transaction is internal, it revolves around the center of your being and pumps the life line of blood throughout our bodies. Yep, the heart is transformed to the point of moving the body to give. We see this is 2 Corinthians 8:5 (NLT)They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.
Did you notice that? the first action was to give themselves. But how and why? Well when this transaction occurs:
Mark 12:30 (NLT) And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’
When someone loves God with all of their heart, when someone digests that we are indwelled through faith with resurrection power, that God sent HIS son to take our “junk” and allow us to stand on the righteousness (approval) of Jesus……well you can’t help but cut yourself loose and love WIDE OPEN…then the action takes place, the actions result in a people (YOU and others that joined you)in giving yourselves with your time, your rides, your places to stay, your input, and yes your dollars. 76 cents of every dollar that came through the bucket was given back out to help folks in our community or send people on mission… over $44,000 to spread HOPE….
Gang the Christ in you is making a difference in our homes, at our places of work and in our communities it is because of you loving Christ with ALL of your heart that we see results like the one attached. Do not be afraid to share this incredibly cool news with others (click on link below) and let’s pray it spurs other to join in the fun! For we are not boasting of what we are doing, but what the Jesus in each of you is doing!
Look forward to lovin em up with you in 2013!