Monday, May 07, 2012

Just Ask

May is here and we will be hosting our 4th Annual Family Freedom Walk on Saturday, May 12th. YOU can help in two ways.

ONE. WALK - call guest services (732.350.1187) to obtain a walk package, solicit sponsors and come to the walk.

TWO. Sponsor Victory Call for the walk. We are having a friendly competition between the 2 groups of devotional readers (Freedom Fighters and Victory Call). Go to Family Freedom Walk Support . Be sure to designate your gift to FFW: VC

Our goal is to raise more funds by the Victory Call team than the men raise for the Freedom Fighter's team. Last year Victory Call subscribers raised $5,350.00 and Freedom Fighter’s subscribers raised $100.00. Victory Call WON, by ALOT! In reality, the Addiction Recovery ministries won because together we raised $43,136.00!!

Come join in the fun. Please?

In all different types of relationships we seek to understand the other person. Good communication is necessary. Whether it is co-workers, children, spouses, bosses, pastors, friends - if something is said that is not clear to us - what do we do?

We can pretend we know what they mean - what good does that do? That surely leads to misunderstanding.

We can ignore them, which is loving ourselves more that we are loving the other person.

We can assume we know what they mean and get angry lashing out, which is evidence of pride and impatience in our lives.

Hopefully, if we are genuine in our desire to understand and build relationship with the other person, when we fail to understand what is said, we ask questions. If done with humility and real interest it communicates to the other person - "you matter to me, what you think is important, I want to understand you."

All that is true but all that is to lead us to this point.

How is your communication with God?

When you don't understand what you are reading in His letters (the Bible) what do you do? Do your eyes glaze over and your mind check out? Do you rush along to get through it, gleaning nothing out of it? Or do you ask questions as you move along? You'd be surprised how God answers.

What does your approach to Scripture communicate to God about your interest in what He has to say? Is it, "I want to know You"? Or, "I want to get done"?


Diane Hunt is part of the ministry team at America's Keswick. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. Diane has been married to her husband John over 27 years. She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren and 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.

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