God created human beings for relationship ; relationship with God and relationship with other human beings. He made it in such a way that we desire to serve others. Our hearts are automatically filled with joy when we do something for someone else and see the person’s face being radiant with joy.
Today (22/07/17), God has granted me the grace to host an #ElevationOutreach #LoveWeek2017 event in Cameroon. Elevation Church is a renowned church with its headquarters in NC Charlotte USA which has an impact in the whole word. Eversince I started watching their worship experience online, God has used the sermons to transform me into what I would never have imagined. By His grace my faith is growing, and today I experienced the refreshing joy of serving God by serving others. My perspective was so different because I took the attention off myself in order to care for people other than me. I felt something I had never felt before, and I felt God’s presence.
I just wanted to thank all the volunteers, all of my friends; Othniel, Adrielle, Arsène, Moreas, Loïc, Joanna, and of course my brothers; Yvon and Jacques who invested their time, love, talents and joy to serve God by serving these kids. It was awesome.
I firmly believe that what you all did today put a special smile on the face of The Father. I was so refreshed and transformed through seeing those kids happy and through seeing how you invested in them. You may not have realized it while you were at it, but all the nice things you did today, you did them for and to Jesus Christ Himself.
Matthew 25:35-40 NIV
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
- God saw you feeding those kids with hope and with joy
- God saw you quenching their thirst of knowledge.
- God saw you creating bonds with those kids for whom you were more or less perfect strangers as if you had known them eversince
- God saw you clothing them with love and gifts to develop in them
- God saw you paying attention to them with all the affection you have to each of them
- The moment you stepped into Foundation Fact to visit those children, God saw you.
You may not have realized today that you were actually befriending, instructing and caring for those kids for Jesus Christ, but He did.
Your reward in Heaven is greater than what you could ever imagine. Your good works speak for you.
1 Corinthians 3:12-14 NIV
If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.
Nothing of what happened today was a coincidence. God had assigned you to be exactly where you were today, to do what you did today, and this is only a start, because God’s going to call you again, and He’s going to use you again for His glory, for your good and for the good of people around you in The Lord.
My prayer for you is that The Lord may bless you a million times for what you did today and that He may guide your steps even further so that you may have an impact in the lives of everyone you meet. You are loved, blessed and highly favoured in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen
Thanks again to all of you who by one way or another contributed to making this first #ElevationOutreach #Loveweek2017 event in Cameroon so awesome.
God bless you all.