"Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time" Colossians 4:5
I don't have a long blog today, just a short reminder. I'm reading a book titled "total surrender" by Mother Theresa and the opening pages have this poem.
Come with me into a world of poverty, into a land where men are dying endlessly, into a world of inhumanity. Can't you see they're starving, where's your charity? They laugh and cry, they're people just like you and me, They need help and not just sympathy.
Show each one something beautiful for God above, Something beautiful to show your love, something beautiful for God above, Something beautiful to show your love.
A day goes by, the night is long for everyone, A child is crying, perhaps he'll live to see the sun, and yet he knows the morning may not come.
Throughout the world our brothers live in poverty, They're everywhere if only we have eyes to see, So look around and find your sanity.
Show to men the love that He has shown to you, And feed His lambs as He has fed each one of you, He loves them as much as He loves you.
As I read these words yesterday I thought about a few scriptures; the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25); Jesus saying whatever you have done unto the least of these you have done unto me (Matthew 25:40); when Paul said don't neglect hospitality because some will unknowingly entertain angels (Hebr. 13:2) I desire mercy or compassion not sacrifice (Matt. 9:13) and finally I think about Colossians 4:5.
What does it look like to redeem the time? I think it means to MAKE THE MOST of every opportunity to minister to the lost. I think it might mean to be like Jesus and instead of waiting for the lost to come find me, that I leave and go find them. Are we redeeming the time?
Be Blessed, J. Tate
On a different note! Fundraising for South Africa and Mozambique is in full swing. Still in the process of sending out a few letters, and thank you so much for those that have already sent financial support and have already begun to lift me up in prayer. Words can't describe how excited I am about this trip. I have never been one to put individuals such as evangelists, prophets, pastors, up on a pedestool or celebrities for that matter LOL. But I very much admire heidi baker and the work that she has done for our Lord, I can't wait to be in the culture of faith and dependence on God they have created on their base and to see first hand how they take that into surrounding areas! CAN YOU TELL I'M EXCITED!!?!?!
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