Thursday, March 5, 2009

God's Stewards

Recently we had Christine Caine, from Hillsong, Australia, come to our church to preach. If you've never heard her, you need to seriously check her out! She is quite the powerhouse for God! She spoke to some of our leadership and her wisdom still burns within me today. Have you ever stopped to think of the role you play in God's divine destiny? Well I just can't tell you how amazing it was to take a closer look and see if I have been fulfilling my purpose for God through servant hood or stewardship. When Christine Caine asked some of our leadership the question, I think that not many of us really had taken the time to evaluate our position when it comes to being a servant or a steward! What was even more incredible was that Christine Caine made it all so relevant and doable! As a servant, your attitude towards the things of God is somewhat skewed because you tend to put your time in and leave. However when you have an attitude of a steward, you tend to look at God's things, those entrusted to us, as having an opportunity to advance the kingdom for His cause! We know it's not ours, but we want to make God shine in our world! We put our best foot forward and take the investment God has given us and go for the greater return! We want to double what we have been given! Envision it! Expand it! Enlarge it! When we have the right stewards' heart, we find every chance we can to proclaim the goodness of God and multiply it to those in our world! I don't know about you, but I want to take the seed given, entrusted, and placed in my hand to a "whole 'notha level"! So I challenge you today, are you going to be a servant or steward? Who will rise to the challenge? Take what's in your hand, put it to work, and watch it grow!!!!!! Love you all, Mama Mary

Friday, January 23, 2009

Life and LOVE

Hello Everyone, 
This is my first blog post. WOW! I'm actually doing it! I thought to myself what a good time to do this! Our 44th President was inaugurated and the start of a new year. It seems to me that a blog would be a good thing for me to express how life has been treating me and those in my world. I would like to start by quoting scripture-"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Phil. 1:3-6   This scripture I believe sums up how I feel right now in my life. I know we are facing difficult times ahead, however I also know and believe that God is in the midst of all that we do and face in life but only when he is the cornerstone of our lives. So my prayer for you reading this is that you would come to the knowledge that Jesus wants to be your savior!  He wants for you to have an intimate relationship with him on a daily basis! It's like the saying "to know him is to LOVE him!" I believe that with all my heart. So take the opportunity to LOVE.....make Him your Lord and the leader of your life!   
Love you all, 
Mother Mary  =)