Monday, 9 July 2007

Moving in Grace & Glory!

Glory to God!
This past week has been very eventful and exciting! On Tuesday the founding members of KLF met to set up KLF as a charity organisation. We now need to wait until we are registered as a charity organistation to be recognised as an "e.V." (registered charity).
On Saturday IMPACT! got together again and we had a great time looking at session 3 entitled, "Choosing to believe the truth" of Neil T. Anderson's excellent discipleship course called "The freedom in Christ discipleship course." Our young people are growing in their faith and are excited about doing God's work to further His Kingdom and making an impact in this world!
Yesterday we had another wonderful time with the Lord. He is continuing to speak to us through Psalm 84 about the kind of people He wants us to be. Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about how a people who know His provision and protection will live for His glory to be revealed in them and through them. In particular we were encouraged to imitate the apostle Paul's perspective in 2 Corinthians 3:6-5:10 where we see that:
  1. Paul saw his life in the context of eternity.
  2. Paul was heavenly minded.
  3. Paul lived to glorify God.
  4. Paul lived from glory to glory.
  5. Paul knew God's provision and protection.
  6. Paul understood spiritual warfare.
  7. Paul looked forward to glory.

We praise God for His grace and glory (Psalm 84:11) and that He has given us everything we need to grow in godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and are transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory! (2 Cor. 3:18)

Yesterday we also had another opportunity to feed the poor and homeless both spiritually and physically. The Lord made sure we had enough food to feed over 85 people so that everyone left satisfied and blessed. Our prayer is that the people we touch with Christ's love will not only meet with Him but that we will know how to help these precious souls to be discipled long-term in their various languages (the group we minister to includes Bulgarians, Hungarians, Romanians and others). We praise God for this precious opportunity to share His love with others!

Quote of the week:

"What is all God‘s effort with the world but to bring out the real man in the image of Christ, that real man with the knowledge of God. And when you stop to reason that to its proper conclusion, that is the only way that Jesus Christ Himself or God the eternal Father will have fellowship with man forever.

When one stops to analyze that fact, we see that God is trying to make us in all our nature and being and habits and thought, in all structure of our life, just as beautiful and just as real and just as clear-minded and just as strong as Jesus Himself.

Then we understand what Christ‘s redemption means. It is the bringing out of Christ in you, until Christ in you is the One manifest – manifest through your eyes just as God was manifest through the eyes of Jesus; manifest through your touch just as God was manifest through Jesus. It is not a power nor a life seperate from yourself but two lives made one, two natures co-joined, two minds operating as one. Christ in you." John G. Lake (emphasis mine)


No comments: