I had breakfast this morning with a close friend of mine. He is a Pastor. I always enjoy our conversations, because we share the same heart and vision for life. He isn’t your typical clean cut, seminary trained hipster pastor. His redemption story is a remarkable one. His stories of God’s faithfulness and goodness always leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. His talk is backed up by his walk.
He challenges me with his life. He encourages me with his stories of his adventures. We need people like that in our lives. People that ask the tough questions or challenge us. He inspires me to dream bigger, expect more. He really stretches me to live bigger.
I left our time together this morning with my heart stirred up. I’ve been living in Asia for three years now and I’ve seen God to do some amazing things. I’ve spent the last two years being equipped to further expand my ministry in Asia.
It was on a three week vision trip in 2010 that I clearly felt the Holy Spirit impress on my heart to move to the Philippines to be equipped in New Life School of Ministry and help Pastor Paul Chase the fulfill the vision God gave him and Sister Shoddy.
I’m finished with school, so now its time to continue ministering and pouring my life into the lives of those in the Philippines and Asia. Like a computer its time to reboot and refresh to ensure all the updates take effect..
I’m thankful for the people I have in my life that propel me forward in the things of God. We all need these people and need to be these people to others. Pay it forward. Invest in lives, its the best investment you’ll ever make this side of heaven.
Its time to get to work, roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty.. There are lives waiting to be transformed by the Gospel..
“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.” - Galatians 6:9-10 (MSG)