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It's Supernatural

By: Marnie W. on | Comments: 0

A young man told me a story tonite, he has been having a "hard time". He has been trying to follow the Lord ..but not really successfully....yet better than before (you know how that is)


Anyways, he has not had transportation in a long while and has had no money to make it happen.
Without transportation it is hard to keep a steady job, etc. etc.

This past week he had looked into getting a small loan for a "beater" ~ something to get around in. He found something and went back to get the promised loan, only to find out it had fallen through. He was so upset and downtrodden.

He tells me how he was in his room just railing at God. "What the heck Lord??" "How am I supposed to make this happen?" Again I surmise you know the lingo..

3 hours later there's a knock at the door.
A man stands there.
He shares how God has told him to buy a truck for this young man. Now, mind you, not just any old truck but a NICE one with a new snowplow!
He also explains how he argued with God about this command, saying "I think 'this kid'  should have to work for his truck like we all have to."

The Lord's reply was clear, "who got you your vehicle?  Was it not I that provided for you?"   The argument was finished and the man obeyed. He handed over the keys and title to the sobbing young man ~ who just COULD NOT BELIEVE ~ that God, his Heavenly Father~ would do such a thing for him.

How cool is God????

Friend~ Its not when we have it all together. Not when our tithe is on time and our ducks are all in a row*.
Our Father loves us ~ just cause!!!
We are His children and
He JUST LOVES US!!
period!

Do I hear an AMEN?!
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Plan of Salvation

By: GiveSendGo on | Comments: 0
Did you know that God loves you and wants so much to have a relationship with Him.  The Bible shows us the plan God put in place for our Salvation.

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
 
  • Realize that you are a sinner.
The Bible says:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Romans 3:23.

 
  • Understand that the payment for sin is death.
The Bible says:
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23.

 
  • Believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins.
The Bible says:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8.

 
  • Repent of your sins; accept Jesus as your Savior, and ask Him to come into your life.
The Bible says:
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9



What are you waiting for? It's a free gift that is given to each of us, even though we do not deserve it.  

Email us to let us know if you have any questions or if you would like us to answer any questions  or  if you decided to accept Jesus as your Lord, Savior and Best Friend, we would love to know.  GSG@GiveSendGo.com 
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Will you say yes?

By: GiveSendGo on | Comments: 1

We got an email today from one of our campaign owners. She was responding to our email that goes out that asks if they have anything we could be praying for.  She was asking for help sharing her campaign.   I went to her campaign and saw a story of depression. desperation and self harm.  

GiveSendGo was built as a platform to help people raise money, but it is in the core of who we are, that we are more than just a fundraising platform. We want to be a light to people going through dark times in their lives. We want to be able to offer Hope to the hopeless, and not just because that sounds like a great Christian phrase, but because we believe there is Hope.

 

We responded to her email with this message:

Hi  xxxxxxx , 

Thanks for contacting us. As I read through your campaign I hear the desperation in your plea and will be praying for you.

  1. sounds like you need more help than just people giving you money. I would recommend getting some emotional help where you live. Are there any centers that help people who are depressed / self-harming and homeless? Do you have a church that you would feel comfortable going to and talking with the pastors etc ? If you would like us to research some places for you to connect around you, we will be happy to do so and send you some contacts to reach out to.
  1. believe Jesus loves you more than anything and that he provides hope even in the most hopeless situation, which is what your campaign sounds like you are in. Please let us know if you would like us to send resource connections for you to reach out to around where you live.

I started thinking , “What if this girl writes back? I guess I will get on the phone and start finding resources in and around her area. I wondered if any Churches in her area would be receptive to helping her if I call?

 

That stopped me in my tracks. What?? I was wondering if the local body of Christ would stop their leadership training classes and sermon prep, their Sunday School or small group times to help someone who was definitely in the “least of these” category.   Wow, that made me sick to my stomach.    Made me think of the different churches I have been apart of. Would they open their doors and resources to help someone, a person who was not a member, a person who had made some bad decisions in their lives, a person who was hurting, mistrusting, and felt unlovable? I came to the unfortunate conclusion that most likely they would not. 

 I am not talking about throwing some money at an unknown situation. I mean embracing the very, very uncomfortable, the unknown, and rolling our sleeves up and deciding to “shine brightly”.

Will we choose to  give with out needing something in return, to show love to someone who might not even seem to want or deserve it. 

 

I know we all would want to say YES,  yes we would stop what we are doing and start share Hope with this person.  But do we?  There are hurting people all around us that might not ever want to step into our church building,  people that are  living  their life feeling hopeless. People that might take all you give to them and then fall back into their destructive way of live.  Is it worth the risk? Is it worth the heartache and frustration?    I think if we were to ask the one who chose to give up everything to rescue us- the one that shows love to us when we fall back into our destructive way of life,

He would say Yes. It is worth the risk .  Love with no strings attached. That is what is means to be a Christ follower. That is how we will see the world change. That is how we will change. Love.

If you, your church or ministry are interested in being on our Hand on the ground team, please send us your name address and contact information.  If a need or someone in your area ever contacts us and needs to be loved on  from someone locally, we would put you in touch. Just through email.  We would send an email to you with the persons emails and a little of their  story we know , and we would send them your email and phone number to help make a connection with resources in your areas.

 

 

 

 

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