Saturday, January 5, 2013

Walking in Obedience

Because of live streaming, and replays, Larry and I have been able to watch sessions from “Passion 2013”, the conference for college students being held in Atlanta in the Georgia Dome.  Our hearts are continuing to be challenged and blessed as 60,000+ students are meeting together for four days because of their desire to know God and to make him known.  They are becoming aware of slavery in our world and learning what they can do about it as they pray, act, believe and trust that our God is big enough to help them do something about it.  And they have given more than $3 million to be the generation that helps end slavery as they make a difference for God’s Kingdom.

Gary Haugen, from International Justice Mission, spoke on Friday.  God used his words to challenge and encourage me at the start of this New Year. 

“There is an awesome God of justice who is ready to move in power if you are ready to move in obedience.”

“God does not give his people a ministry for which he does not give them the power to do it.”

Haugen also spoke about God having a plan for his people to show and share his love with others.  What a difference it would make in our homes, church, city, state, country, and world if we all decided to be part of His Plan.

Extravagant Compassion
Moral Clarity
Sacrificial Courage
Tenacious Hope
Refreshing Joy

Sounds like a great challenge to accept and live in 2013.

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26

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