We will be headed to Uganda KNEES OVERSEAS in 9 days.
We are going to get knees on the ground and skin in the game.
I think of how upside down mission trips or any ministry that follows Jesus really is in this world.
It would make so much more sense to send money, I mean think about all the money it takes to get to the other side of the world. That money would be really wonderful and useful in a 3rd world country.
Even if it were our experience or education that is valuable to help others, we could just send emails, or books to say whatever it is we have to say.
In this day and age we can even stream videos and interact thru a screen.
All the money and books and live video are good, and there is a place and a time for it all, but NOTHING is as good as getting some skin to skin contact.
The thing about getting our skin in the the game, is once you have touched people and feel the warmth of their skin, the heart connection takes on a whole new rhythm.
I'm sure there are more efficient and economical ways to do ministry and ministry projects, but there is no value or efficiency standard you can put on what is in our hearts for our kids and friends, and brothers and sisters that we have had some skin to skin contact with.
Think about this....people can't physically multiply without some real personal contact, and God designed our model of "multiplying" His kingdom by some real personal contact as well.
God sent messengers and writings from His very hand, and provisions and supernatural signs to show HIS people who He is, and to get people to turn to Him and know Him and trust Him and love HIM and yet ALL of
changed and hinges on the time God sent His Son, His flesh in the flesh, to dwell among us.
He got His skin on and came to show us who He is and how much he loves us, and as a result the world has never been the same.
All of time is tracked by the time in HIS-STORY that the WORD became FLESH.
Jesus is our model to follow. He said repeatedly when he was walking the earth to,
So I guess that means following His example of showing up in our skin to show people just how much we love them.
What a privilege and an honor He has given to us.
We can send HIS WORD out into the world and it is
powerful, but when we GO and make some skin to skin contact,it causes a whole new connection and level of
LOVE and JOY.
As we go, I am praying for our KNEES OVERSEAS team, that we and the people that we are going to spend time with, all rub off on each other; may we have a new and fresh
LOVE and JOY
in the LORD.
It is thru Christ Alone that we have hearts to LOVE HIM and HIS people and get the opportunity to encourage and touch lives for His glory.
I realize that not everybody can jump on a plane and go to Africa, but we can all get some skin in the game everywhere we go.
We can touch the lives around us wherever we are and wherever we get to