"I believe that one of the main reasons we fail in our endeavors to serve is because we are not living dead. We are still trying to protect ourselves. We need to prove our worth. We need to succeed. If we're full of ourselves, we're not dead. Only by emptying out our wants, our needs, and our obsessive desire to be better than others can we really start living dead. When we've got to have our way no matter the cost, we can be assured that we're very much alive in ourselves." Loretta Wideman
Today my response to affirmation is to remember where we need to get our complete affirmation from...this is something that I've been working on in my own life for about 7 years. I was your classic people pleaser...classic, not in a good way. I wanted peace, I wanted harmony, I didn't want to rock the boat...just acceptance. Just about all of that desire to please people is gone, though I'm still working out some of my need for perfection and feeling the pressure of what others expect from me (or what I perceive those expectations are). Years ago, my healing of this personal epidemic came with the realization of who I am and where I must find my identity. The book that helped me the most was a book called, "The Search for Significance". I have read it over and over again - what I have learned from it and application of the Word of God has set me free to be who He has called me to be. Though it's something I still work through, it's much easier to identify the symptoms and deal with it quickly.
Life is not about competition, it's about obedience. Competition means comparison, obedience means confidence.
Prayer for Unreached People Group: Yemeni Arab
One Child Campaign is a ministry outreach of Faith Central Ministries. The vision of the Orphan Awareness and Vision trips is to create a united effort of ministries to give voice to the over 5.5 million orphans in Ethiopia and around the world. This will be accomplished through sponsorship, empowerment and discipleship that will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the children. This trip will immerse you into the lives of orphans and street kids. It will create an experience that will raise awareness not only to the orphan, but also for the body of Christ to realize the impact it can have through advocacy and adoption. An important part of our ministry is to provide resources for adoptive families. This is a mission to raise up a generation with selfless faith. Together, we can breathe hope into the orphan crisis.