Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Justice & Mercy

Have you ever had something pop into your head and you really have no idea where it came from? It's happened to me quite a bit lately. The other day I was getting ready to head to lunch when this thought came to me:

What if I was more aware of the needs around me? What if there was a way to get a lot of people connected and united with the mission to make a difference in our world for the Kingdom? What if I started such a project? How can I help others to help others?

Ideas started flooding my mind. Where did they come from? Sometimes I have a hard time differentiating my dreams from inspiration from the Holy Spirit. I wonder, what is the difference? God has been doing some crazy things in my heart as of late. I almost fear becoming a radical. What will this mean for my life? What will he call me to do? I'm not sure what God is going to do, but I am ready to find out!

I don't know about you all, but I'd love to do more to help people. My problem is that I'm not sure of where to start. Simply giving money to the church and expecting the ministers to impact the world just isn't good enough for me. I want to be a part. I want to make a difference for Christ in this world.

I want to love justice and mercy.

What good is my worship of the Savior if I have no love for the lost, the needy, the broken, the widows and orphans? How can I say that I serve Jesus Christ and NOT reach out to them?

I have a vision.

I see our generation rising up as the Bride of Christ. We can be more unified now than ever before. We have so many things to our advantage. I see this generation leaving behind the comforts of our culture and using our resources to reach this world. I see us rising up to proclaim the glory of Jesus Christ, showing the world that He is worthy by giving up everything for Him. I see the Spirit move in power among us. I hear us proclaiming, "Jesus, we are here for You!" And oh, how I yearn to witness it all come to pass.

This video rocked my world. God has been speaking these very same things to my heart. This was confirmation. Please, take a moment to watch it. I'm not sure about everything he says, but the principle behind this video is worth seeing.

So, this is your invitation. Come and join the revolution. Come and make a difference. I don't know how it will all happen, but I'm giving everything I've got for this purpose - the glory of God, no matter the cost. O grace of God, let me not stay the same. Take hold of me. Consume me.

"If anyone  has material possessions and sees a brother in needy but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with workds or speech but with actions and in truth." (1 John 3:17-18)


Jhen.Stark said...

Oh wow!!!! I really have to sit and pray over this!

This is my heart's conviction and this is where my soul screams out for less of Me and more of Him because there is just SO much and So many in need of Him and His love... and I sit here with my coffee reading blogs.

Thank you for this... THANK YOU!

Lindsey said...

This gives me chills & makes me so very happy.

Julie said...

Thank you so much for the comment and stopping by my blog. I've just looked through some of your posts and I love the DIY post about the monogram B and bulletin boards! I think you should try a blanace barcelet. I've been impressed and trust me I was such a skeptic. I was even skeptical of it the morning after I bought it so I did the test on a few other people and it worked on them too! I can barely believe it but hey, if it works it works. If not then I tell myself it's an expensive placebo :)

Kacie said...

i love your line under your blog header... the pursuit of Christ.. the pursuit that goes both ways. :)

love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely 100% in love with this post! Thank you SO much for sharing this. So inspiring!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Awww what a beautiful powerful post. Just the other day my aunt took me shopping and insisted that I had to get myself a bag from Gucci. I looked at the price tag and said to myself, I just can't. I thought, "wow, imagine how many kids I could feed with this sort of money, all for a little bag?". I guess, we can't help everyone but it would be a good start to help everyone around us. It would be really nice to come up with some sort of project to help out the less fortunate, especially the kids. God works in mysterious ways and would love for Him to work miracles through me. Have a great week

Shay said...

Another beautiful and inspiring post! I would like to think that sometimes God answers my prayers through dreams so if it is something good, I would not doubt that it is from the spirit one bit! I want to change the world and I know we can. This blog is a great way to start:-)


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