Thursday, November 19, 2009

Overflow Series: Ryan Skoog on Courage

"What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love." Galatians 5:6 (The Message).

Taking a step of courage is well, a step of faith. In Galatians 5 Paul is writing about how as Christ followers we are under a new covenant (vs. "The Law"); one where circumcision has no bearing on one's spiritual connection w/ God. Faith applied in love is a new goal- not mere outward facades. Faith takes courage, and love is rooted in compassion...

Have you ever witnessed, or even just heard of some situation that absolutely broke your heart? Innocent children brainwashed into soldiers in Northern Uganda. Massive sex trade in the Phillipines. Unbelievably abusive parents in Minneapolis. When these things "wreck" you, it is the heart of God overflowing out of your own. What makes your heart melt with compassion? Your life will have meaning when you invest in the things that God has made you passionate about!

Give- time. money. thoughts.

Awareness- raise it for your cause... make T-shirts. write a blog. fundraise creatively.

Prayer- get on your knees and connect to Heaven about what needs to be done.

"When Courage meets Compassion, that's when the miracle happens."

Being bold ain't easy, but it sure isn't boring!

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