God is definitely on the move within Emerge Ministries. Since the first of the year we have seen expansion and many first. Not only is the ministry growing and God being shared; but each individual within the Emerge family is also expanding. As I sit and watch the move of God I am totally amazed. Those who came to the ministry thinking they had nothing to offer; such as a talent or a purpose, are realizing God has placed them with this family to have the opportunity to see who they truly are in Christ. He has a purpose for each of us and we each have a unique beauty that we bring to the ministry. And what each of us bring is very much needed to fulfill the great commission. As uncomfortable as it may feel we have to step out of the boat and trust God. We just have to be willing and obedient to do what God ask of us and not stand back due to fear or feelings of inadequacy. God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called!
**** 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 (NIV) Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
“Many Voices” with “One Vision” to carry out “His Plan”!
In January, God used you to help Emerge spread love, mercy and grace to many homeless in Washington, DC. The vision was to make up 500 care packages within 4 weeks, which seemed impossible at the time. But God! These included toboggans, socks, gloves, toiletries, snack foods, etc. to distribute to 500 people in the streets of DC. But remember, with God all things are possible to those who believe. With faith in action; God delivered and we had much more than 500 care packages. Praise God!
****Hebrews 11:1 -” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen “
God has many amazing things going on within our ministry to be used for His Glory. Many of our team were interviewed for video presentations. One for schools, another to present Emerge as a ministry to others, and a third to be a documentary on the Emerge Flood Relief for Louisiana (to be used at the 2017 Film Festival). Also a local television station is preparing to do a special segment dedicated to those who are making a difference in the community and world through service. And as each of us at Emerge along with our immediate family members prepare a special book publication as a witnessing tool, with the leading of the Holy Spirit; we see the hand of God truly moving as all these are truly witnessing tools for our Father!
****Luke 15:10 – “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
The definition of emerge is to move out of or away from something and come into view, become apparent, important, and to come into the light. As each of us grow with Christ and our personal relationships deepen with Him; we are coming more into the light and realize our importance in God’s Kingdom. God has a purpose from the youngest to the oldest and we here at Emerge Ministries would love for you to join our family as we continue to spread the love, mercy and grace of God.
****John 14: 6 – Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
“Many Voices” “One Vision” “His Plan”
To God Be The Glory!