Saturday, February 24, 2007

What does it take to live a life of hope and joy in a time of cynicism?

Somewhere along the journey of our life, we all lose a sense of our own innocence, a sense of the wonder of following the Jesus way.
One thing that has encouraged me along the journey is meeting or reading about like-minded Kingdom Friends who have chosen to be “for” people and movements that build the kingdom, rather than bring them individual glory or those that just wail against the darkness around us.
Bob Buford has three rules that help him focus on being a Kingdom Builder, not a wrecker:
1. Build on the islands of health and strength
2. Work only with those who are receptive to what I am trying to do and with what is trying to be born.
3. To work on things that have a multiplier effect (“hundred-fold yield”).
No one can give what they don't have.
Romans 14:17
God's kingdom isn't a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness' sake. It's what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Do that and you'll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you.
Colossians 3:2
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.


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