Sep 082014
 

For more than 4 years now, I’ve had the privilege of working both directly and indirectly with people who had a lot in common – and yet they are very diverse.

What did they have in common?   In some way or another, they were all looking for God’s plan for their lives.    And as they did, as I have often done these last months since leaving my prior position at the orphanage, they looked at “figuring out God’s will” as a case of God opening and closing doors and my “job” was to be faithful and knock on the doors to see which one He opens and which ones get slammed on my toes.

But then this weekend, I was rereading “Love Does” by Bob Goff.   And I came across this quote:

I used to think God guided us by opening and closing doors, but now I
know sometimes God wants us to kick doors down. —Bob Goff, Love Does

 

Sometimes God wants us to kick down the doors?   Seriously?

Yeah, I think He does.   When we see wrong, He wants us to kick down the doors and make it right.

When we see people who haven’t heard about Jesus, He wants us to kick down the doors and tell them about Jesus.

When we see people who are victims of trafficking, He wants us to kick down the doors and work with organizations that will help them be free.

When we see people who are sick, He wants us to kick down the doors and care for them and support them.

When we see vulnerable children, He wants us to kick down the doors and care about them and care for them.

When we see families who are suffering, He wants us to kick down the doors and reach out to them.

God isn’t happy with watered down Christianity.   He wants us to be real, to be in the trenches, to live our faith.

He wants us to kick down the doors and make a difference.

That’s what The Vulnerable Project aims to do.   Will you help?

 

Tom
tom@thevulnerableproject.org

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