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I’d love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
~Fix My Eyes by For King and Country
Creflo Dollar wants a plane. If you don’t know his name, do a quick search and you’ll find it. Dollar runs a church in the south with eight thousand or so members. He recently made headlines by asking donors to chip in for a $65 million jet that he could use to spread the gospel.
The backlash was quick and, with it, you’d think he learned his lesson. His church even pulled the funding request down from the website.
Then he delivered a message saying his doubters were evil and that, if God wanted him to have the plane, it would be and should be his.
When did we go so wrong?
Faith is not safe. Faith is not money. It is not calling on the giant slot machine in the sky and pulling the lever to get our payout. It is not a God filling your bank account fresh every morning.
Faith is dirty. It is living life for another, sacrificing yourself and your desires. It is taking time for the ones in need. It is helping the family who does not have enough to feed their children breakfast in the morning. Faith is giving of our time and efforts.
What if we aren’t called to be free and rich? What if we are called to pick up our cross and take a dangerous walk, one with potential to change the world down the block and around the corner.
You know how many families could have their lives changed with $65 million in donations?
One of my favorite speakers is Reggie Dabbs. I’ve had the honor to hear his story multiple times at our church and events like Promise Keepers. Dabbs was conceived by a young woman having sex with a man for $20.00 to get groceries.
He is now the #1 public speaker to school students in the country. No one speaks to more kids in a year than Reggie. He spreads a promise of hope, grace, and love. He tells every audience that he loves every kid in the audience, that his heart is big enough for all of them no matter what their situation. He breaks chains of anger, hatred, bullying, and discrimination.
He is living life and taking time for another.
Who are you speaking into this week? Who will you live for and give your time for?
Who will you love with a full and radical heart?
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