payitforward

As we were preparing to launch “Daughters Of The Deep”, the leadership staff (consisting of Bobbi, Cassandra, and I) were learning the “ins and outs” of the fabulous Google Drive system.

Folders, Files, and Calendars, Oh My!  

Sorry, I digress, now where was I?

Oh yeah, As I was learning to set up contacts and such, I scanned the new page, as I always do, to gain a visual of different options that were available.

Within a few minutes, Bobbi sent a message saying something happened to her contacts as she was updating her list, and they disappeared.

My mind immediately went to the options I had seen earlier, and I said, “Did you try the restore button?”.  


Has anyone asked this question to those we pass daily, work with, or sit by during worship?  

In life, we are in contact with many who are lost, suffer from betrayal and brokenness, and who are depleted. They are left staring at the blank screen of life with doubts that restoration could or would happen to them. 

How can we help? What can we do to speak hope into the lives of those around us?

Well, in I Peter 4:10, KJV  it says, “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God”.

In other words, we have received the unearned love and favor of the Most -High God through his son, Jesus; therefore, we are to “pay it forward” by sharing our testimony about how we found this amazing love or, better yet, how he found us.

It’s our story that God uses to bring visual and tangible proof of his healing and rebuilding power, and it will not only affect the person but will ripple for generations to come.

We share the hope of says,“And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:24).

We serve the God of restoration and are given the distinct privilege to reveal and lead others to the most precious fixer of all things broken.

I would introduce him as, “Jesus”…..“Wonderful”….“Counselor”…..“Holy One”……and “Prince of Peace”!

I would, also, tell them,

He,being Jesus, through his death on the cross and resurrection, made a way for one to lay down the weariness of life that transpires as a result of a sinful nature, to which, separates from the Most- High God.

The greatest step toward wholeness is that of humble surrender, and as a result of this relinquishment, one has the ability rise up newly transformed in his sight, as Holy and Righteous Daughters.”

Let’s get the word out! Shout it from the mountaintops, sing it in the valley, and speak it on every street corner!  Let’s pay it forward, they are waiting on us!

 

 

Mrs. Lindsey Gibson

Mrs. Lindsey Gibson

"To give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness" (Isaiah 61:3)