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Stand in the Gap

  

There was the wilderness on one side of the Jordan River and Canaan on the other. The Israelites had no other way to get to their promised land but to cross the river. 

But how were they supposed to get from one side to the other?

Through the help of the priests. They were going to stand in the middle of the river, holding the ark of the covenant, causing the waters to recede, making the way easier for the Israelites to cross. 

Essentially the priests were going to stand in the gap. 

Could you do the same for someone? Maybe it looks like praying for them? Helping them through a tough time? Encouraging them as they pass by?

Let’s be like the priests were. Stand in the gap for your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Thankful for Evangelistic Outreach

  
Evangelistic Outreach Ministries
After the Lord placed a study on humility on my heart I began to feel like He was leading me to publish the book.

Evangelistic Outreach Ministries, located in Pedro Ohio is a worldwide outreach ministry that has done so much to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ “into all the world”. 

I am thankful that the Lord allowed our paths to cross as Evangelistic Outreach purchased 1,000 copies of Selfless in a Selfie World and distributed them at no charge to those who received them. 
To be a part of reaching so many people and to be associated with a ministry such as Evangelistic Outreach is truly a blessing. These people literally put the book that the Lord placed on my heart into people’s hands.  

I stand in awe and appreciation of not only what Calvin Ray Evans and Evangelistic Outreach did for Leaving a Legacy Ministries but ultimately how God ordained this series of events for His glory and for His kingdom. 

Accept the Blessing

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People in Jerusalem were in the midst of a famine.

Did God send them manna from above? No.

Did Jesus bless five loaves and two fishes to feed that multitude? No.

Instead the people were fed through the generosity of the church, God’s people.

The method wasn’t miraculous but it was sufficient.

Have you ever been in the place where you’ve rejected God’s blessing because you were wanting something “better”?

Whatever or however God sees fit to provide for you is best. Gratefully accept his loving-kindness, his provision, no matter how it may come.

Philippians 4:19

Acts 11:27-30

I Got Your Back

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Philippians 1:3

I Kings 1:11-40

It was homecoming day at our church last Sunday. We were expecting visitors, singers from out of town, and to feed several hungry people after morning services.

So you can imagine the shock (quickly followed by appreciation) I felt when I walked into the room that had been completely prepared to feed the church. Tables and chairs had been set up all throughout. It looked like the room had been turned into a restaurant.

I had forgotten all about needing a place to put the food!! And needing a place to sit!! Those huge details had just completely slipped my mind.

But there was a family that was looking out for me. For the reputation of our church. And for their Lord.

They had taken it upon themselves to see that the tables and chairs were set up. No complaints. They just happily did it. I thanked them over and over and apologized for my blunder. They just smiled and said it wasn’t a problem for them at all.

Then The Lord showed me a story in the Word about friends looking out for friends:

Adonijah had taken over the throne of David as he neared his final days of life. Now normally this wouldn’t be anything unnatural considering the fact that Adonijah was David’s son.

The cause for concern was the fact that the throne had been promised to Solomon, David’s other son, not Adonijah.

Nathan, a prophet of God and friend of David approached him on the matter. He knew that David was unaware of what was going on because of his feebleness and being bound to bed rest. He knew also that action needed to be taken. Something needed to be done.

David graciously accepted Nathan’s account of what was going on within his kingdom. He denounced Adonijah as king and set Solomon in his place.

All was well again because a person decided to step up on their friend’s behalf.

Could you be that friend to someone? Could you help someone to see a situation more clearly? Could you do something to make life a little easier for another person?

Look out for those that God has put in your life.

Support Group

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I Thessalonians 5:11

John 19:25

Mary, the mother of Jesus, Mary, Jesus’ aunt and Mary Magdalene stood by as Jesus was crucified on the cross.

I imagine that they stood huddled together, depending on one another for strength to even stand as they watched the one they loved walk up the hill to His death.

They were facing the hardest time that they would ever face.

They weren’t capable of changing the situation.

They had no control over what was happening before their very eyes.

But they had each other to mourn with, to lean upon, to face life’s toughest situation.

We Christians, as part of God’s family, have each other. Along with this title comes the responsibility to care for our brothers and sisters in Christ. We all face tough times. Look to make yourself available to a person in need.

The support you offer can make an unbearable situation bearable.

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