Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Why Not Me – Asking, Seeking and Knocking

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

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Jesus encourages us to seek God’s will.

Followers of Jesus at Christ Community Chapel (CCC) are encouraged to know Him, grow in Him and serve in His name. How are we to serve? Sometimes finding the path requires that we ask, seek and knock.

How does this work?

Luke and Naomi are the leaders of a Community Group at CCC. They felt the calling to encourage their group to serve through one of CCC’s Local Outreach ministry partners.  The question was, which one, and in what way?

Group Life Director Mike Holwerda suggested Luke and Naomi talk with Barbara Ammirati of CCC’s Local Outreach team. Luke explained to Barbara that the group was seeking a one-time serving opportunity that would not be too difficult to do with kids. 

The Community Group is in the life stage of giving birth to babies.  Eventually, Luke and Naomi found that a project to benefit Pregnancy Solutions and Services (PSS) struck a chord with their group. PSS ministers to new mothers to support their decisions to keep and nurture their babies.

God spoke to the heartbeat of Luke and Naomi’s group through their circumstances.

God's love made visible: Baskets for PSS moms

The result?

The Community Group decided to put together help-baskets for the new moms served by PSS.  This is something simple that the group could do in a member’s home. Luke and Naomi sent an email to the group listing the items  the moms needed, and were unsure how the group would respond. When they asked their people, they were amazed at how many signed up to get items on the list.  The need of the PSS clients had resonated with the young families in the group.

Why Not Me?

What about you as an individual, or your Community Group? What CCC ministry partner’s mission resonates for you?  God could be using your circumstances as a call to serve in the name of Jesus.  

For information about CCC’s Local Outreach ministry partners, please:

Contact Barbara Ammirati at: , or:


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