What Will You Stand For?

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People are always asking me, “Why

do you do what you do?” I am told,

“You travel to places where there

are no creature comforts, you are

around strange cultures and eating

strange foods and helping people

you don’t even know.”

I have found that there is “beauty

in brokenness.” Some look at

hurting people and all they can see

is helplessness, poverty, and

damaged goods. Through God’s

eyes, I have been allowed to see

the beauty of whom and what they

can become.

Spiritual emptiness is a universal

disease. Many people in the world

simply exist from day to day. Each

day is not a matter of living; it is

an urgent matter of survival. This

emptiness is not just found in third

world countries. There are millions

of Americans living day to day and

not really living at all. An

existence without purpose or hope

is empty and lonely.

God has called us to be carriers of

hope to the nations. In order to

position our hearts to come alive,

we must have the heart of the

church. If our heart is healthy we

can change the soul of the nation.

And if we are strong the people

will follow our strength. Because

our strength comes from the Lord,

we can succeed.

In the midst of persecution, the

Early Church came alive. Believers

were being beheaded, eaten by

lions and crucified in open arenas

where thousands came to watch

their demise. The Believers stood

strong and sang hymns as they

walked to their death. Their faith

was so bold that thousands that

came to watch them die wept and

cried out, “How can we be saved.”

As a result, the believer’s heart

changed the soul of the Nation.

Hebrews 12:27 states, “The words

“once more” indicate the removing

of what can be shaken–that is,

created things–so that what

cannot be shaken may remain.”

Every institution including the

church is being shaken. The earth

is groaning with birth pains. Our

world has seen an increase of

disasters, fires, floods, and

earthquakes. Add to that the

overwhelming prophesy in Psalms

2 that Nations will rage.

We see unrest all over the world

and our country is not excluded.

In the natural everything seems to

be imploding. But in the midst of

this God is raising up a Last Days

People. Jesus teaches us that in

the middle of calamity we find

opportunity to be a testimony.

When we respond to the needs of

the world, when we serve our

community, we bring hope to the

hopeless. Our service is sowing

into our future. You have to believe

that tomorrow will be better than

today. Your soul cannot live well

without belief in the future. The

life God has for you is bigger than

the one you can dream for

yourself.

It’s one thing to understand that

you were born for greatness; it’s

entirely different to embrace it.

You have to step up to move to

the next level. Destiny is an

invitation not an obligation. What

cause will you stand for?

Written By: Pastor Ronnie Guynes

Source from The Potter’s House

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