I love listening and reading Francis Chan's books and videos. We watched him in bible study last week and he reminds me over and over that this life is not about us and our comfort. It's about giving and telling others about Christ. He says that people who are obsessed with Jesus live lives that connect them with the poor in some way or another. Obsessed people believe that Jesus talked about money and the poor so often because it was really important to Him. (Also read 1John 2:4-6 and Matthew 16:24-26). Chan challenges us to intentionally meet people who don't live like I do or think like I do, people who could never repay me. God wants to stretch us and to use us. To be a Christian is willing to be conformed by growing, serving and trusting that He will provide our daily bread. It's knowing that we brought nothing into this world and we can't take nothing our of it.
So pray how God can use you and take you out of your comfort zone for those in need this week.
Thank you so much Aaron and Christi for being the hands and feet of Jesus! We love you guys.
I have also attached a video by Matthew West called My Own Little World. There is one line that says "God break my heart for what breaks yours." This is what I want so desperately for our family. To have open hearts so they can see the love of Christ through us.
Step out in faith this week!
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