Monthly Archives: September 2010

Refreshing Others.

I was tired! And I really didn’t want to blog tonight. It seems as though there is so much going on within LIVE-IT, so many doors opening, new needs being called in daily, and so many things to do. And then something wonderful happened. A friend and great servant in the ministry stopped by (he was tired too!) He began to tell me about his busy day and all the things he had on his mind. We started to talk about a large on-going LIVE-IT project which he is leading for the ministry. As we talked about the needs of the project (and there are many) I began to feel energized. John talked about finding mudders (These are people who finish dry wall, not mothers from New Jersey) and a plumber who has a heart to serve the less fortunate. The more he spoke of donated materials, and suppliers willing to get involved with helping others, the more I could feel my energy level increasing. The encouraging news of a friend was lifting my tired spirit. After my friend left, I thought about this morning, where I visited two widows homes with builder friends and discussed plans to finish the repairs LIVE-IT had started on their homes. Just thinking about their willingness to take the lead in finishing these projects was a joy to my spirit. In thinking about this further I want to encourage all LIVE-IT volunteers past and present. I want to encourage all the businesses who have rallied around the cause of refreshing others, and the churches who have encouraged those in the church to refresh those outside the church.

The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25