“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding and abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that “worketh in us”....
Unto Him, be all glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen!”
I have learned that any good thing we do is actually the empowerment and grace of the Holy Spirit at work “in us.” I sat with Eric and Mendy Anderson of Mission 615 in late October and listened as they shared their vision of blessing all the inner-city kids and the homeless men and women they minister to on a weekly basis with a gift for Christmas. To some, it seemed like an unlikely plan, seeing that it was already the end of October, leaving only about six weeks to raise the money needed for the project. Immediately, we shared their vision and climbed on board.
On November 4, we petitioned our partners of Repairing the Breach Ministries for generous contributions to meet the goal. It is amazing as we read the verse above, often we are made to believe that it is JESUS Himself who is going to meet these goals exceeding and abundantly above all that we have asked Him for, but the truth is we are Christ’s ambassadors, His representatives throughout this earth. Goals are met, the work of His kingdom goes forward through you and me as we obediently yield to that still small voice within our spirits. Yes, God sees every need and the Holy Spirit empowers the need to be met, but understand that GOD chooses to use people!
I am joyful to announce that the budget for “OPERATION CHRISTMAS” was met and the unlikely vision in October became likely on December 14th because of your obedience and generosity! On behalf of those who do not have a platform to say Thank you, I want to commend you! I believe the Lord smiled as the true spirit of Christmas was kept alive in the giving of gifts. To all who generously gave, may you reap a hundredfold return on your investment, coupled with peace, joy, health and true prosperity.
Merry Christmas from the staff of Repairing the Breach Ministries, Inc.
We love you and wish you a fulfilling 2014