Saturday, December 22, 2007


a Jesus thought...
He then called the crowd together and said, "Listen, and take this to heart. It's not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up." (Matthew 15:10-11)

a Godly thought...
How difficult it is to draw the line with certainty between spiritual wisdom and worldly astuteness! (191 Bonhoeffer)

a leading thought...
Our future survival survival depends upon the success of our programs in leadership development. (p118 Barber)

a Dave thought...
Kylie & I had a great conversation the other night with a young lady considering officership. She couldn't believe how good it all sounded - live in community for 2 years while studying God's word, having a life time ministry focused towards the marginalised, and having all your lifestyle requirements looked after so you can live lightly and never have to buy any assets or get into debt. She shared about the opportunity to serve God in many varied opportunities and locations, including overseas, as this also suits the way young people want to do ministry.
Although she is new to the Salvos she has a great heart and her look at this full time calling is refreshing.
Why is it that we seem to have to try and talk people into this amazing opportunity for ministry, surely there is no better way to do ministry in today's world.

God is still calling quality young people today to officership and the future is looking good.

Just a thought.


Bill said...

I'm enjoying you postings Dave.

It's exciting to see so many people looking towards God's leading in their life.

God's calling in people's life is vital, and we in our enthusiastic way of trying to convince people is wrong.

We, individually will know when God's spirit specifically calls us to a particular service or ministry.

You and Kylie "had a great conversation the other night with a young lady considering offership." That's ideal.

God bless you both in your ministry.

Bill Dodds

Jim Knaggs said...

hanks for the good word, Captain, and thanks for your faithfulness in witness.