Saturday, January 16, 2010

others focused.

“One of the keys to being fulfilled and content is to be others-centered. It is hard for me to think about myself when I meet a family living in a mud hut that has no food to eat and no bed to sleep in. It is hard for me to think about my dreams when I am comforting a child who has just lost her mother to AIDS. It is hard for me to think about my desires when I live with 75 orphans who know the pain of rejection and abandonment.”

- Karris Hudson

There are 145 million orphans around the world today

There are 27 million human slaves around the world today

There are 500,000 foster care children in the U.S.

There are 1.5 million people behind bars in the U.S.

There are 20,000 people who starve to death each day

There are 500,000 people around the world who die each day without Christ

"When we partake of holy communion, we are not just remembering what Christ did for us. We are stating to our Master that through this covenant, our body and blood are His to spend as He chooses. His body and blood for us, Our body and blood for Him.

Paul says, ‘do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?’ (I Cor. 6:15 NKJV)

We are the Body of Christ. We are His hands and feet. What do Christ’s hands and feet do? They bind wounds. They offer forgiveness. They set captives free.

They heal the sick. They minister to children. They seek out the sinner. They drive out evil from the temple of God. They walk the road to Calvary. And they are pierced through that we might be saved.

If you have chosen the set-apart path of a woman who fears the Lord, your life is not your own. The Spirit of Christ has a claim upon you. You have a call upon your life; you have a job to do. He has called you to minister His love to those in need. This sacred claim is the highest privilege we could ever receive. We can never repay what Christ did for us on the Cross. But because He has made us His hands and feet to this world, we have the incredible opportunity to give to others the very same astounding, transforming love that He gave to us."

-Leslie Ludy; Set-Apart Femininity

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