Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mission Matters

a Biblical thought...
"Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name." (Daniel 9:17-19)

a Book thought...
Being an absent father puts your kids at increased risk of emotional, educational, criminal and health problems. (p48)
a Dave thought... by Commissioner Israel Gaither
"What kind of Salvation Army is one in which ‘Mission Matters’? A mission Salvation Army is restless. It is an Army discontent with the ‘way things are’; preferring to work for ‘what can be’. This is not the time to resign; give up; or take refuge within the walls of any citadel.This is an Army with a clear vision of God’s desire for his world. Despite the way things are, we believe this is still my Father’s world. We must remain an Army under divine orders. We are neither rooted nor rootless. This is a flexible Movement that God can transplant wherever He so chooses. He can do with us what He pleases. We are at His service to participate in preparing the world to give it back to Jesus!We are a disturbed Army. Yet, we are not discouraged. ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ is not an appropriate stance for this Army. Things may look alright—but it’s all wrong if it is not under the Lordship of Christ. A mission-focused Army confronts—and never conforms. We are risk-takers who take no pleasure in residing in comfort and convenience."

Just a thought.

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