If God has rescued you, then He rescued you for a reason. And that reason is not just so you can live a happy life with a happy family and go to a happy church every Sunday.
God rescued you so you can introduce the people you love to your Rescuer. As Perry Noble says, “Found people find people.”
Here’s 3 simple reasons you need to be finding people…
1. You’re living in a family/neighborhood/office/town full of dying people and you can make a difference! Jude 22-23 says, “Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them…”
2. God is building momentum in His Church, bringing people into contact who have unique gifts and talents to lead…in areas of worship, art, technology, community, mission. Maybe your neighbor is the next key piece of the Kingdom and God is calling someone to find him/her. And you’re that someone!
3. If your boss gives you a task and you care anything about your job, you work to complete it on time and with excellence. Well, you’re a part of a Kingdom with a King and He has given you a very clear mission… “Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Man or woman, boy or girl, young or old, the King has called you!
God is moving in amazing ways in Brown County! He’s working on hearts and in lives in ways no one ever expected. Hardness is being broken down, sin is being revealed, community is being established and potential is being realized. I have NEVER been more excited about the future of the Kingdom and role that we are playing in that future!
I told someone yesterday, I feel like we’re riding a wave without completely knowing where that wave is going. It would be comforting to see into the future, but that’s not how faith works. So, for now, I’m thrilled to be riding the wave of God’s Will, heading into an unknown future with only one guarantee… “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
If God’s with me on that wave, then that’s the only place I want to be. Jump in with me and let’s go! If you’re a “found” person, then “find people” to come along and, together, we’ll ride into the future that God has planned!
I love our church!