The Ins and Outs of Us: The Power of Yes

 
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At the Voorhees campus, Pastor Jeff was joined up front by two people who said, “Yes!” Both are a part of the Kidz Konnect program and shared what they do & why.  In their responses, it was clear that their choices were all about serving the kids. But it seemed to me that the by-product of them blessings others was that they too were blessed, because they said yes to God.

In Acts 6, we read about how there was a need that wasn’t being met. The widows were in despair; they needed food. So a food program began to help the widows in their time of need. It was decided that not all should serve but only a chosen seven were needed, which left the others to continue to preach. Word spread about how the church was “walking their talk” and faithful followers increased.      

I once heard someone say that people don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Each one of us has gifts and talents that we get to share with others. Mine are not the same as yours and isn’t it wonderful that God created us uniquely for different purposes? I would have never volunteered to serve on a ministry with children, but God knew me better than I knew myself, and I’ve been abundantly blessed to be given such a wonderful opportunity to share my love with them.

Proverbs 11:25: “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. And as Pastor Jeff said on Sunday, “The church is at it’s best when they said ‘yes’ to Christ.”

Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit moves us—the church—to serve in greater areas of ministry, through encouragement & love, to serve others by joyfully saying, “YES!”

“Authentic Christian community isn’t a Few people doing Everything for others. It’s is Everyone doing Something for others.”  Jeff Bills

Donna McCallion

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