The Poor or Jesus or Both?
John 12 is an incredible chapter on The True LIGHT. How can one lead anyone to the light while they are standing in darkness? Yet at the outset of this teaching, There is a great verse (8) tucked in here. It is a verse of priority. It is seemingly very relevant these days as more and more people are caring for the poor. We should care for the poor, but there will always be the poor. You SHOULD however, value the personal time that you have with your LORD, on a different scale. That relationship takes first place. Time spent with Jesus, infuses you with the Light of the World. Only when He is ‘IN’ you, can He flow “THROUGH” you! When we give and give to the poor or the needy of the world, we will soon find our sponge wrung out. We need to get back into the Word of God, meditate and spend time with Him in the water of the Word, so that we can be filled back up with the Spirit of Jesus, so we can then be wrung out again…and again….and again! It is JESUS and the Poor!
John 12:8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
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I am a visionary architect who is passionate about seeing dreams realized and implemented so that together we can better our world physically and spiritually. I get excited about leadership development and seeing the church multiplied as people embrace their creative side and breathe life and hope into their world. There is nothing that motivates me more than serving the young, the lost, the poor and the elderly.
I have been serving the Lord full-time for over 35 years. I consider myself a ‘life coach.’ For many years I was on the playing pitch. My role today is to train and invest in the next wave of ‘players’ who are serious about winning. My team runs to ‘win’…to win the prize of knowing that we embraced the high calling of God. To serve him with all that we have and give him all the glory.
I have been privileged to serve God as a youth pastor, school administrator, church planter, lead pastor, mission director, business owner, crisis and catastrophe director and college professor. That God chooses to use me to direct our amazing team blows me away. I love my job!
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