He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Witnessing the Spirit Work
1 Corinthians 3:5-10
5" What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. 7 So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it."
"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?"
Tonight's teen girl bible study was great! I love the fact that these girls are opening up, asking more questions, and are being real honest about where they stand with the LORD~ ( one girl, loudly confessed" I know, I am not a Christian") Anyway, tonight's topic was "How will you respond?" (after hearing a clear gospel message)
The girl were so ready for tonight, of course they were silly at times, but they came with some real honest, challenging questions. We sat around and talked about different reason's as to why people dont' become christians and we discussed bible passages along with all of them. In addition, we talked through what it would look like practically for them if they professed christianity. Though these girls seemed very distracted at times, I really saw the LORD tugging at their hearts over the decision to follow HIM, and to submit under His LORDSHIP. The scripture passages above is what I believe the LORD is asking of Delta and I. All He wants is for us to be available to be used by Him, to faithfully minister the TRUTH to these young girls, and to KNOW that it will be ALL HIM and the POWER of HIS SPIRIT that will cause these girls to grow and hunger for a relationship with HIM. I love that because it helps us to take the focus and responsibility off of ourselves. As a friend and I always say, "This is HIS KINGDOM and it is up to HIM to BUILD it however HE pleases!" Here are some quotes from last night.. Please continue to pray for our girls..Pray especially for the new babies that will be born to them over the next couple of weeks and month.
The question asked: "Will you Repent and Believe"?
Responses: "Yea, I''ll repent and believe...I think God will love for me to believe in His word and to follow in His path..pray for me to be closer to God and help lead me the way and everyone to believe in God's word"
"I think so (repent and believe)"
"(Will you repent and believe?): I will try... Pray for me and my family and pray for me to get closer to God. Just pray for everything.."Ya feel me"
"yes, It's time 2 be better because I am learning more about God that i didn't know."
**One more thing...Please be in prayer for our neighborhood..there was a young girl murdered and found dead in the rest room of the park where we had our back yard bible club. It's being said that she was a prostitute. How sad.