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Sunday, December 09, 2012

Engaging in a Cause will Change Your Life

In today's world everyone says that their product or service will change our lives. We hear ad campaigns say that "This changes everything!" We always wonder, why do we want everything to change anyway? Obviously there is a sense that the change these advertisers are describing will lead to a change that improves our quality of life in some way. But most of the time it simply leads to more discontent.

But with causes that God cares about, this ad copy is actually true.

God uses the causes He puts in our lives to change us in profound ways. Causes do this because they are developmental forces in our lives compelling us to understand God's Kingdom in new ways and then join Him in His Kingdom work.

Good causes do this in small ways by allowing us to taste what God loves and see the impact it has on our lives and those of our family and friends. Usually it is a simple act of filling a shoe box, comparing dirty and clean water, eating a meal with a homeless family, or writing God's Word.

The last one is the one we want to talk about today. Many of you know that we are passionate about Ending Bible Poverty. It is a cause that we think is so critical to seeing more people be about Kingdom work.

One of the groups that is doing excellent work in Ending Bible Poverty is The Seed Company. They take this cause seriously and have done some excellent work in helping people connect with the cause.

One of their latest efforts is to challenge people around the world to Write the Word. This simple act of writing God's Word intentionally has an amazing affect on people. It internalizes the message and allows you to focus on God's Word in a unique way. As people around the world are doing this, they are realizing what Bible Poverty or Bible Riches look like.

Read this post from one of the passionate advocates of The Seed Company and see how they are helping those around them write the Word!

3 comments:

Jesse Lane said...

Thank you for this great post and for highlighting the Write the Word movement and The Seed Company!

You are right, this is one thing that really does "change everything". :)

Jesse Lane said...

Thank you for this great post and for highlighting the Write the Word movement and The Seed Company!

You are right, this is one thing that really does "change everything". :)

Jon and Mindy Hirst said...

You are welcome Jesse. We are passionate about seeing people have access to Scripture.