Remember when I said it had been awhile since sharing things on the world wide web because I was hiding from the meanness and then I shared the beautiful? The beautiful washed away the mean, the unjust, the unfair, the unloving. Today, I'm sharing giving. Being the good. Being world changers right where you are at.
This week I'm putting together a shoebox of items for our local Love One ministry. Last year, I purposefully, deliberately, joyfully gave away: my heart, my time, my resources, my love - something each week of the year. It wasn't world changing in the sense of impacting the entire world - unless it was simply me whose life was changed. This is 52 gifts, 52 ways you can be a world changer, too. Jeff has to work Saturday. Instead, of getting a day with him I will be on my own for the most part. So, I'm putting that shoebox together for the Love One ministry.
Let me begin sharing the good, the world-changing happening around the world with one of the biggest world changers doing little things and big things in the name of Christ for the love of Christ. She recently shared 100 Ways Your Family Can Change the World.
Is our extra a Blessing or a Test? This is radical, yes. But, necessary for world changers.
Be the good - at any age.
Can I be this kind of world changer? Can you? What would this kind of world changer look like here in the United States in my own city?
Have you ever been somewhere and became completely frustrated at an uncontrolled child; in a restaurant, at the grocery store, heaven forbid - in church, or at the airport? Did you mumble under your breath? Did you rant to yourself or the people you are with about the behavior of children and their parents who can't seem to discipline them? Or, did you do something like this, instead? Be the good, people!
As a Christian I often hear others ponder, even agonize over what the will of God is for their life. This article goes a long way in a short time to get us there, to understanding the will of God. "Perhaps the greatest obstacle to understanding more of God’s will for us is our own infatuation, even obsession, with us — with ourselves." - Marshall Segal
Can we be this kind of world-changer? Or this kind? I'm not sure men of Christ understand fully Christ's valuation of women. There is so often a but...in a discussion of women in the church, and in leadership roles.
I cannot even say - enough. Read these words from Kristen Welch of Mercy House Global. Break my heart, Lord, for the things that break Yours!
Kids that read will be world-changers. Encourage your child to read books, physical books not e-readers. You can read the pros and cons but the tips for encouraging your child to read are the best. I loved 'talk about books, sharing ideas and recommendations.' It says between teachers and parents but why not parent and child.
We asked Jarrod how it went on Friday. You know when you helped your co-worker move from one small apartment to another. And which co-worker is this? The guy becoming a girl and moving in with another girl who is his - her - girlfriend. You did good son. You showed the love of Jesus, right there. You didn't judge their life but was kind, instead. Be kind. It isn't our place to judge those who don't know Jesus. It is our place to love them into the kingdom. How will they see Jesus if we don't show them the Way?