Done or Well Done

>> Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Our Costa Rica trip was a fantastic mission trip.   One of the first instructions out of LaMar’s mouth was you’ll be asked to step out of your comfort zone.   Honestly, I didn’t think too much about being out of my comfort zone.   I am a person who accepts change & challenges pretty well.  Now...don’t get me wrong...I know where my comfort zone is...but I step out of it on a regular basis.    I was more concerned about some of the students and the challenges they would face during the week.   

We all faced challenges but I can say that I was challenged most during our bible studies.  It seemed as if there needed to be a big red arrow pointing at my head saying...this is for you.   You need to take note.  Be challenged.  Step out of your comfort zone!  

After all this life we are given is not to be wasted....we are to live for Christ every moment..  Matthew 25: 14-30 was our main focus. It’s a story we all know.   The parable of the talents.   In verse verse 21 and 23 the Master says.  Well done, my good and faithful servant.   He doesn’t’s done....he say “Well done”.  

I’ve never really thought about the difference between done and well done...but when I stand before God to give an account of my life.   I don’t want to hear done.  It sounds horrible.  The bible says that the servant that was just done...was called a wicked and slothful servant.  

I want to hear Well done, my good and faithful servant.  So  thank you all for your many prayers.   The time we spent in Costa Rica was wonderful.   I know that everyone that went was stretched and challenged spiritually.   We have left the mission field in Costa Rica and returned home to the mission field of Hartsville, pray that commitments and work started there continues and grows here.

In Christ
ps.  Yes I did the Jungle Swing!  No I never have to do that again.


The Way of Love

>> Monday, July 23, 2012

1 Corinthians 13 is one of my very favorite passages, I think it gained this status when I realized it a love letter to/about God.   The love expressed here is verb.  There is NOTHING passive about this kind of love...It’s all encompassing, agape love.  

Pray that as we go to Costa Rica and really just as we live life..that we’ll love this passionately,  this abundantly.   That others around us will know there is difference because of the way we love others.

This is from the Message translation and I think it’s just beautiful.  

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don't love, I'm nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God's Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, "Jump," and it jumps, but I don't love, I'm nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.

In Christ,


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