We live in a time where the news and those on social media like to tell us we only care about our own. Forcing a narrative that we only care about those who look like us, speak like us and live where we live. However, we are seeing truth emerging through inspiring stories of people around the world and here at home.
I saw it personally this past week as I’ve watched the news from my dry home in Dallas as men, women, and families lost everything in the horrible flood waters of Harvey.
Weeks and months before, I read reports and saw footage of people fighting against each other because they were more focused on what separated them than on what united them.
And then Harvey hit. And my news feed changed.
This past week I’ve seen what a group of people can do when they unite around helping each other. When they focus together to solve problems, save lives and restore what was lost.
Yes, we live in a fallen, evil, painful world. There is no doubt about that, but even in the darkest…God is always there, working through His people.
And I was able to witness it this past week as ordinary men and women stepped up to help out.
And I just wonder, what if we all stepped up and united around verses like 1 Timothy 2:4… “who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth…”
What if we united around reaching those in the swirling flood waters of unbelief? What if we purposefully made a point to reach out with our love, our time, and God’s Truth to those who don’t look, sound or live like us?
Imagine what God could do through a group of women with that focus, with that passion and that desire to reach others with God’s Truth…so that none will perish in the flood waters of unbelief.
“All men” in 1 Timothy 2:4 doesn’t mean only those who look like us, sound like us or have our same citizenship. “All men” means men, women, children from all races, all languages and all nations.
For we know in Revelations 7:9
“…I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb…”
Friends, God desires for ALL men and women to be saved through Jesus Christ…not just those who look like us, sound like us and live where we live.
And so I’m reminded of all the stories of these brave men and women in Houston who risked their lives to help save the lives of others…regardless of their differences, as they entered the danger to bring light and hope to those who were perishing.
We are all called to do the same.
This month, beginning on September 20th, we are uniting women from:
and of course the United States. These ordinary yet powerful women will be joining me in my home in Dallas, Texas for a week long training intensive… and I am asking for your prayers.
Because I don’t want us just to read 1 Timothy 2:4…I want us to LIVE this verse out.
Taking 1 Timothy 2:4 to heart we will be equipping and training these amazing women to go back to their countries and be a catalyst of change using God’s Word to reach those who are drowning in their flood waters of unbelief. Sharing the life-saving truth found in 1 Timothy 2:5...that there is only one way to God…through His Son, Jesus Christ.
But I don’t want us to do this alone. It’s too important, so friends, I invite you into this amazing work with us and ask you to pray starting today through the end of the intensive, September 27th.
Pray with us because it takes you and it takes me each working together as the Body of Christ, praying, serving, and giving what we can to accomplish what only He can.
Please pray for:
– Safety for everyone’s flights.
– Protection for everyone involved including our families.
– Continued finances for expenses not yet covered.
– For God to move in unimaginable ways.
– For the power of the Holy Spirit to be upon us.
– For wisdom and insight as we prepare to reach these nations.
Together let’s work on putting 1 Timothy 2:4 into action and enter the flood waters…arm-in-arm, prayer by prayer, reaching, searching and helping…just like Jesus did for us.
“who gave himself as a ransom for all men…” 1 Timothy 2:6
Because God desires ALL people, men, women, children from every region of the world to be saved and to know Him. Yet, we live in a world that shouts that there are many ways to God. As children of the King, we know this isn’t true. There is only one way to God: through Jesus Christ. Jesus gave His life for this mission. He is the Rescuer for which our hearts long. His mission needs to become our mission…His desires our own, because no one is outside of God’s mercy.
One woman, one community…one nation at a time.
Friends, the flood waters are rising and it’s time to jump in and help out!
Let’s Talk: What are some ways you can put 1 Timothy 2:4 into action in your life? What part of this amazing gospel story has God equipped you to play?
Love God Greatly!
Week 2 Challenge: Commit to praying each day for our upcoming Love God Greatly intensive as we strive to put 1 Timothy 2:4 into action in our ministry.
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This Fall, be the one to reach out, the one to extend the invitation…the one to initiate unity and community among your neighbors, co-workers, moms, sisters, and friends. Gather together and join us as we study 1st & 2nd Timothy for the next six weeks!
You can find our women’s and corresponding kids’ journals here:
GET EXCITED… Natalie Grant & Love God Greatly are teaming up for one VERY special night of praise and worship on September 22 at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas!! Trust us when we say that you won’t want to miss this power-packed ministry night! And get this: for each ticket purchased, concert goers will receive a FREE Love God Greatly Bible study journal! (while supplies last) How amazing is that?!
*A special invitation to GIVE BACK: For those in our LGG community who are not within traveling distance or simply can’t make it to the concert, would you consider GIFTING a concert ticket to a very worthy cause? We’re giving YOU the opportunity to purchase concert tickets for our amazing friends at a local women’s and children’s services ministry here in Rockwall. Your donated ticket(s) will give one (or more!) of these precious women a unique worship experience, plus their very own LGG study journal to take home with them! What a sweet way to still be able to participate in this exciting night AND get more women around the world in God’s Word. THANK YOU for helping us reach and dream BIG in order to make Him known!