When we first started JAMA Racing Ministry, we made two significant decisions. One, we would not take an offering and only rely on the Lord for provision for the ministry. The second, we would never seek ministry opportunities by asking to minister at a given event. We would wait for the Lord to open those doors for us. Both of these decisions were made because that is what the Lord wanted us to do.
For a variety of reasons, I had big trust issues prior to my surrender to the Lord. I was afraid of not having enough…enough, food, enough money, enough stuff and especially not enough love. My insecurity lead me to be the captain of my own destiny. I would do what it took to secure my own happiness…whatever it took. I played by my rules and as long as I didn’t get caught, it was all good.
What would you be willing to do to make a living? Let me rephrase that, what principles would you be willing to compromise to pay the bills? Christ followers are tempted daily to look the other way or accept a ‘little white lie’ to get by. It is our responsibility to say no when we are confronted with this type of behavior.
34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”
Each day I watch our society spin further and further out of control. Riots, disease, violence of all kinds and a general rage has started to permeate our lives. Each day we are driven farther and farther away from the Christ centered values the nation was based on and further towards an agenda that is pushed by one portion of our society.