YOUR PART IN THE BRIGADE
I’ve been blogging about our work in India being like taking part in a bucket brigade delivering water to put out a fire. I get the great privilege of handing the bucket (truth of the Word of God) to the pastors there so they can be equipped to put out the fires of Satan and evil. But I’m certainly not doing this by myself. In fact, I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support and help of many others.
Every bucket brigade needs many helpers to repair buckets, supply the needs of those passing the buckets, provide nourishment and protection and help in any way they can. Without them the line of passers would soon fall apart and be ineffective. That’s where YOU come in! You help us do our part by doing your part: praying, giving, encouraging, etc.
I can’t overemphasize the importance of prayer to our ministry – or to any ministry. Without prayer we will fail. With prayer we will accomplish what we God wants us to do. Pray for us individually, specifically and repeatedly. (If you would like to receive my email with specific needs which I send to those who are committed to praying daily, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
The money you have given is what makes this trip possible. The conferences, books and all we do can’t be done without money. So thank you for helping with this! Please let others know about this ministry as well. The list of those who pray and support us is getting shorter so please talk to people, groups or churches about our ministry and needs. Thanks!
Not only do you help support us, but your prayers and giving helps support your own church and other ministries. Your love, compassion, patience and help to those around you also keep the water of the Word flowing where it is needed. There are many ways you can do this through your words or actions. There are plenty of fires around you that bring destruction and need to be extinguished. Only the Word of God can do that, so keep those buckets moving!
1 Corinthians 12:12-14 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
What fires in your own life is the enemy using to defeat you: Is there sin, discouragement, fear, unforgiveness, materialism, jealousy, self-pity, depression or any sin that you are struggling with? Spend time in the Word and let God use it to bring you freedom and victory.