One of my friends sent this to me and I thought it was a great analogy (Scripture added):
Being a Christian Is Like Being A Pumpkin
A lady recently asked her co-worker, what is it like to be a Christian?
The lady replied, “It’s like being a pumpkin:
God picks you from the patch, brings you in,
and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.,
then He carves you a new smiling face
and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.”
This message was passed on to me from another pumpkin that was picked from the patch. Share this with others including those who may still be in the pumpkin patch.
This seems to be the season for things to be looked at, changed or given new life. Well, it is good to know that it does not mean just changing the stock in the department stores. The Disciple of Christ continue to look for ways to expand our reach in building up the Kingdom of God. One area that came to our attention at General Assembly was taking a look at and developing the DOC presence in World Ministry.
As the DOC has tried to reach out to the world there still seems to be some things that still need to be done within the organization. As churches gave different information about the state of their ministries there seemed to be some inconsistencies on how we were all going ministry. Teams were formed and are now working to help the DOC become the best that we can be.
I will be working on the Ministry in Transition team to add our voice and concerns. We will meet on October 28-29, 2019 at the Disciples Center at Camp Tawakoni.
I will also be working on the Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Team. We will meet on November 1-2, 2019 at the Disciples Center.
Yes, I am working with different organizations and committees, we are all trying to build up ministry and the Kingdom of God and we cannot do that sitting watching TV. This is really hands on that we are doing.
I will meet with you after these meetings to keep you abreast as to what is happening in our denomination. If you have questions, comments, or needs, I can always be reached by phone. 785-713-9872.