Thursday, February 22, 2007

International Justice Mission

Autumn in Tiltonsville, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have frequently been hearing about this group called the International Justice Mission. I highly recommend you look into this group, and take a look at their website.

After asking my old roommate about this group, I found out that they played a major part in his call to study and practice law. I also found out that his office used to be the office of the president of IJM, Gary Haugen. Honestly, I am blown away by the overlap there. (Reminds me of another friend who lived in a house where I think VIncent Van Gogh used to lead a Bible study in Amsterdam.)

So, I could write a bunch about IJM, but you can find out about them on their website. So go check it out!!!

In the meantime, as you are reading this blog, consider this. God made you for a purpose. In fact if you read Ephesians 2.8-10, you find out that God redeemed you based on nothing you have to offer Him (i. e. nobody is "good enough" to earn God's favor). But He also redeemed you for a purpose. We were made to live out a calling that God has uniquely made each one of us for.

What is yours? Are you living out your calling? Have you deeply considered what God wants you to do with your life? What is stopping you from living out your call if you aren't doing it? As the lenten season commences, I think it offers us a great time to examine our lives, and to be reminded of God's call on our lives. How do we change the atmosphere of the places where we live work and play? How do we live out our calling in such a way that we reflect God's will being done on earth as it is in heaven. What does God want you to do with the life He has given you?


nic said...

hey bro,
will be passing through motown over easter and up for visit over 18th of april so hope you can spare some time

Ariel said...

Those are seriously good questions...If we sent them to every Christian alive, I think the church would be much more alive and joyous, doing what we were meant to be doing with much fulfillment.