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The power of one…..and the importance of one ……and the mandate to go……..

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For years i wondered where I fit in, in God’s church. I wondered what my job was. In church I felt like a kid who never got grown up enough to handle any sort of responsibility, no matter how Hard I tried. Oh sure I loved going to church but eventually, I (like any kid) wanted to do something too. All the jobs seemed to be taken, and my job was to sit on the pew. I just didn’t like it (is all) so for years I practiced guitar (Praise music) and prayed, sought God, what was I to do? 
Now years later, I understand the river (and the heart of a believer) will find their way into their true calling. 
My husband and I just got back from a vacation/ministry trip. He had a few days of Vacation, and we have not taken one since last year (at this same time) when we went to be a tourist down in Dillon, plus went to Virginia City. WE prayed, Packed up, and went on a Journey praying we would find those God wanted us to find (on this trip). Over the 5 days we found 10 stops and about 20 people we prayed for (total). We also were prayed for as we met with new friends who prayed and ministered to us as well! I had always wanted to see Silverwood (never have) a theme park near post falls ID. I wanted to do a lot of things, shop for stuff, go to this famous donut shop, just all kinds of things …..
but …we gave up our vacation and we gave it to Jesus. He used it to do marvelous things too! the memories of who I have prayed for and spent time with on this trip will be marked for eternity! I have no regrets that I did what I did. 
We prayed for a woman who is having a terrible time with her Dad, for another guy that is grieved about how he can’t find any good churches (in his town) as he said so many are falling into strange doctrines and wierd beliefs.
We stood and prayed for entire church complex and witnessed to the secretary in the church and encouraged her. I prayed with a little girl who was severely abused and another couple whose shop was going out of business. God led me to a homeless shelter/soup kitchen where he had me stand and give my testimony of how I got saved, and offered them hope with tears running down my face ……
The point is not to impress you but to say…..the river finds a way. If you can’t minister anywhere because the jobs all seem to be taken, Jesus has a job for you. I’ve heard so many pastors say “reach out to people” (on your job or wherever) but we all know that’s not so easy. Just think if Every believer spent some days of their lives saying who can I reach today Father? Who can I reach today? “Work through me today Father!” 
How many could all of us reach together? Probably everyone. 
To do this we can’t be concerned with Notariety or what WE are going to get out of it. In Matthew 10 Jesus said to his Disciples GO……..GO ………
I see nothing about anyone taking up an offering for them or having church back up. They just went……..and delivered what they had in their heart to deliver …..
YES my friends ONE (You) can make a difference, and that ONE life you touch, THEY MATTER (Jesus said so!) …….So now what are you waiting for? The world needs to hear and see the treasures God has put in your heart……..Amen? 
Matthew 18:12
“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?
PS: The Lord made sure we were blessed and still had some fun on this trip Isn’t he GOOD? yes he is. He is so Good! Praise Jesus! 🙂
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HOW do I get Humble? (The burning question on someone’s mind & heart)

John 15:5“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” Abide is where you live. 
This should read, “Apart from me, you can do nothing significant for my Kingdom.” Not because the bible is not good by itself, but this is what the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart about many, who are doing something, (not nothing) but nothing that impacts the world for Christ, and His Kingdom. 
The Lord has challenged me, that there are people out there who don’t know how to get humble, know they need to do more (or something different) but are not sure what to do, really. First, you have to stop being afraid of not following the masses. This “fear” Of being deceived is not from God. 
Try saying this out loud “I will not be deceived, lost or killed spiritually Father, for you are the way the truth and the light.” Jesus said he’s your bread, your Shepherd, He’s your Vine keeper. He’s the Gate, He’s the way and HE IS the light! 
Stop worrying about being deceived all the time, by me, or anyone else. Worry is not from God, remember? Don’t know where to start? Start with Reading Matthew (the whole chapter.) Start with sitting down for 5 minutes and saying “FATHER IN Jesus’ name, Make me right with you, tell me what I need to do Father, if I need to do anything to be right with you.” I Have one shot on this earth Father “Help me get it right” (With YOU!!). I don’t care what I have to give up Father to be right with you. church, family, friends, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers…….
Why Did I say Church? Because some are messed up. Some will mess you up and you should not go there. PRAY about where to go! I mean it! (The Lord is your Shepherd)
GIVE HIM ALL (with all you heart mind and strength) HERE Father “take it all” I trust you not to destroy me. I know you aren’t the destroyer of lives, satan is!” Stop fearing God in an unhealthy way. HE LOVES You more than anyone ever can, ever will, or ever ever would. Throw yourself into the consuming Fire of God with Abandon. There is nothing to be afraid of. What you should be afraid of, is not doing this. He who gives up his life for the sake of Jesus will find it! He who holds on to it, will suffer loss, and harm. Here’s the gospel Jesus gives you ALL and He will take ALL OF YOU and renew you, in the Spirit of your mind, in your soul and your heart. Yes, he will heal you all the way, yes he will finish the good work he started in you. STAY SURRENDERED TO HIM! 
TO HIM TO HIM TO HIM TO HIM ……TO HIM I said! Don’t fall for the counterfeit of mindless activities, and mindlessly going in circles on a bunch of spiritual merry-go-rounds. HUMBLE YOURSELF! HOW? (read John 15, above). Admit “I can do nothing good without Jesus, He is the Vine I’m just a branch, apart from him, I can do nothing substantial. NOTHING……I admit it. Father remove this pride that says otherwise, I pray…………In Jesus’ name…………….
Amen Laura Grace