A few weeks ago our church here in Prescott took up a special love offering. The money was used to help one of our members ship some needed items to Haiti so she with some other friends could minister to the people who are still suffering from the massive earthquake that took place this year.
What a power way to be used to help a hurting country.
Here is Kate Pressman’s blog if you would like to check out a few more pics from her trip this past month.
Here is one of the boxes of prosthetics that were shipped with the team of physical therapist to Haiti.
The Sunday morning of the special love offering we as a congregation prayed with fervency for the boy or girl that would sit in this chair.
Here is the little girl who is now using the wheelchair that so many prayed for and gave.
That is how God uses all of us. He puts us together to get the selfishness out of us so we can together make a difference in peoples lives.
From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself
up in love, as each part does its work. (Eph. 4:16)
Written in the context of spiritual gifting, Ephesians 4:16 lets us know that each and every Christian has a part in the church that will be instrumental to the growth of the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:7 says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
Serving one another through the use
of our spiritual gifts is not optional.
Since there is a limit on the time we can serve, we need to look for maximum effectiveness. Structuring our ministries around our spiritual gifts will help us do that. Knowing where we are spiritually gifted will help us know where to put our focus, energy, and time. It will show us where we should plug into ministry.
But, in serving we must follow:
* God’s design for the church
* God’s own character
* God’s principles in His Word
And, the use of our spiritual gifts must be exercised:
* in His power
* by His grace
Thank you for being UNselfish.