This weeks devotional I am using to communicate with all of you about our latest program at NorthIndy Church!!! My whole point in planting this church is to help people, period. I could care less if I ever make a dime. Jesus didn't eat one day and His disciples were like, "Dude, why aren't you eating?! You have to eat!!" And He was like, "I have food that you know nothing about." (John 4:32) He was talking about the fulfillment that comes to our soul when we serve God and others. I have no greater joy than to love people and see their life changed or see them grateful for God's grace in their lives!!! I could fast for a long time if I had this joy to feed upon!!!
Please join me in this kind of meal!!!! It costs you nothing but about 30 seconds of your time, maybe a minute if you type the hashtag. And I encourage you to do so, because it helps the ministry more!!!
Log on to your Facebook, go to post something, type whatever you want--tell people what you're doing, or say something good about NorthIndy Church or church in general or about God, or again, whatever you want, and then click on the "check-in" tab on the bottom of your post. Just enter "NorthIndy Church" in the blank and press enter! That's it!! You just helped feed people!!
Life is not all about money. Our time and energy is a much more important investment. Money only comes OUT of our time and energy. So please consider helping in this way!!!
You can actually do it once a day. So I encourage all of you to do it once every day for the month of May. Totals??? That's 820 check-ins!!!!! And 164 mother-child meals!!!!! Do you realize that our tiny little ministry can impact the world that much? Catch the fever here, and come on board!!!! "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35, NIV 1984)
Go ahead and check-in now!!!
"Did I do something to offend God so that He let this happen??
Or did it just happen??"
"The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the LORD said, 'I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--I am grieved that I have made them.'"
Genesis 6:5-7, NIV 1984
God destroyed the earth with a flood because of sin. And He will destroy the earth with fire because of sin in the end. (2 Peter 3)
The culture today however does not believe that we live in a moral universe designed by a God that determines right and wrong for everyone. So they constantly look to technology to save us from whatever problems arise. Rather than look to repentance, they look to their own ingenuity.
"If we just believe hard enough and pursue our dreams, we can fix anything!"
It's nice to hear motivating thoughts for sure!!
But be careful when you hear such things that you're not catching the spirit of this world rather than the Spirit of God, Who is usually calling us to repentance and worship, not more worldly pursuits for knowledge.
Christ's Restoration Ministries
Pastor James Hill
"Pastor James is 37 years old and has been preaching for over 15 years.