Hey everyone. It's been a while since posting. I apologize. God's been dealing with me in some new ways so I thought I'd get them out there.
I have an issue with selfishness (as I believe everyone does for it is the root of sin). This selfishness can manifest itself in several ways through different people, but it always comes down to the same issue. We desire ourself and our needs over anyone else. I struggle with that. God has given me an awesome way to connect to Him and get out of myself. I think that if we can take our eyes off of ourselves and get out there and serve others, in whatever way, then our problems would begin to seem so insignificant.
God has sent some godly people across my path and a great ministry that can't help but take the focus off of me. What I say on this blog is not intended to make me look good or feel good about myself. It's sole intention is to make much of the work that God is doing through Christ. I am a sinner saved by the grace of God through Christ Jesus. Any good that I do is God working through me by the power of the Holy Spirit. So let this good news glorify God, not man.
God has laid on my heart a compassion for the homeless population of Jackson. Myself and several others go down to Gateway Rescue Mission off of Gallatin Street every Thursday night for a chapel service at 6:30 pm and afterwards talk with the guys and pray with them if they want us to. Before the chapel service they eat supper, and after the service they get ready for bed. They must attend the chapel service in order to stay the night at Gateway, so you can imagine that some don't even want to be there, but there are some there that are seeking. They just need a little support from other brothers to keep them on track. I pray that God is using us in whatever way He chooses. This is the website if you want to check it out www.gatewaymission.org. They always need volunteers for serving meals, and if you want to check it out on Thursday nights with our group just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This may not be your heart. It is mine. I would urge you to look inside yourself and ask God how He wants you to serve Him. He wants to use you for good. Even though we may not see the results of our good works God does. We should still fight on the side of good. Fight for love!