Sunday, September 24, 2006

FREEDOM


this question was on Jen Fry's blog..

"What do you mean when you say, 'into the ministry'?"

What is 'into the ministry'. I know you could answer..a certain bible school.. or maybe a dts..the possibilites are endless. What is ministry? Do we need to travel away to be doing ministry. Do we need to go to a certain school to be ministering? Do i have to do great things to be a minister of the truth?

Maybe someday i will travel to far away places.But im here now. Maybe i will do great things for God. But what are "great things"? A toonie to a homeless person is a great thing. An icecream to a child is a great thing. An exchange in smiles between two strangers is a great thing. All things in which i can do right here in my own town.Right now. Things i am certainly able to do. But sometimes why do i forget to do them. Or in some cases choose not to. Something as simple as a smile can have such a strong impact. Just caring about how other people are feeling, or how their day is going is so powerful. That is true ministry. Showing God's love through actions.But just everyday actions. Should not our hearts be so consumed in Jesus that these things come without thought. That it just comes naturally, should not we be so in tune with what Jesus wants us to do that we don't even have to think what would Jesus do. But yet it would just happen. Our very soul should be so connected with the Gospel that our mind has nothing to do with it. our actions should reflect our hearts and our hearts should reflect the Gospel.

1 John 3:17-18 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth

i feel like i have an infection that God is scrapping out every last bit of..it hurts like heck right now. but it's gonna leave me changed..Jesus is transforming my very being. but more importantly my spirit.

1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect

What's your reason?

my reason is because the love of Jesus Christ is worth sharing. the grace he has shown me is unending. and his love is everlasting. the world has torn me down but my Lord has built me stronger!

"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners." Isaiah 61:1

God is saying FREEDOM!Common somebody! let's getter' done!

9 Comments:

Blogger gray said...

Well said! Thanks for the reminder to grow where we're planted.

A friend of mine often reminds folks that if God has given you a gift, he wants you to use it. So don't sit around whinning about how nobody will let you. If your gift is teaching, God will give you people to teach. And if your gift is serving, God will give you people to serve.

If we were doing that, wouldn't we have an awesome body?

7:31 PM  
Blogger Christian Gowan said...

Remember the talk given at the TEC celebration???? Jesus REMEMBERED Mary's name...it's funny, but even something like remembering someones name can be ministering. You don't need to go to a bible college to minister, or some big fancy conference. An icecream to a child is a great thing, yes, but it IS ministry. An exchange in smiles between two strangers is a great thing, yes, but it is ALSO ministry. You're getting it karen. Keep on digging...

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preach it, Sister!

-Jonathan

8:18 PM  
Blogger Court said...

YES! YES! YES!

....YES!

this blog made me want to jump up and dance...ya know what?! i'm going to! right now!

YES!

8:55 PM  
Blogger amy said...

KAREN

7:02 AM  
Blogger amy said...

KAREN... you know exactly how to say the RIGHT THING you know what people need to hear and when they need to hear it. you more or less summed up the best blog out there.. you are very faithful at such a young age and i look up to that. I love you God Bless xo

7:04 AM  
Blogger teeno said...

What a question that was, eh?

:)

I love you Boyce, yousa powerful with words. Oh dear.

3:23 PM  
Blogger *~Col~* said...

Karen. that was sweeeet! it's so true we can sometimes forget that the little things often make the biggest difference. i'm only one person. I might not make a huge impact on the world like Momma T haha..but we can all do little things that all adds up to mean a lot!. I miss you. I best be seein you when i come down !! love ! Colleen

4:54 PM  
Blogger alyson.lw said...

So, about youth group? lol I actuly went last night! You should be proud ha. Nah im jk it was a goodtime. Im glad I have ya to push me along inlife ha. Anywho, hopefuly I see you in freddy this weekend!
<3God Bless

2:25 PM  

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