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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hungering and thirsting for righteousness...


The other day, one of the new Christians asked,

“What does it mean to do good works?”

The question was asked not in the context of “doing good to earn salvation,” but rather in their wanting to come to an understanding of how living out a Christian life makes one different.

Scott spent time talking with them about serving our neighbors in Jesus’ name. The next time we visited one of the ladies was preparing food to take to a sick neighbor. This is not something that necessarily comes natural to their culture, and profoundly shows the light of Christ shining through them.

I find this sincere desire to learn what it means to be like Jesus refreshing and humbling. Last Sunday, the Christians in Magola shared some of their fruits of their crops with those who’d come from the city. It’s a challenge to me to see how they are so freely willing to give out of what little they have.

Already there are plans underway, at the suggestion of the Christians, to have a day when the different house churches come together for worship and fellowship. With many of these new churches set in isolated villages, we are exited to see them hunger for fellowship with other Christians.

On another note, The Borrowed Book and International Christian Fiction Writers are both promoting Blood Ransom and offering a chance to win a copy. Stop by and leave a comment!

Blessings,

Lisa

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharin this Lisa! To see Christ's love shown in such beautiful pure ways is so encouraging to me. Praying each day for your family as you bring light to our world:)
    kerrie

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  2. Thanks for your prayers, Kerrie. We pray for you and Andrew everyday! And yes, they are alway such an example to me by their desire to follow God.

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  3. Anonymous11:07 PM

    Can't wait to read it all. The prologue and first chapter are grippers. Love, Mom

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