Thursday, October 14, 2010

Toil in the Fields

"In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty."

At the local church my family attends, we have been challenged over the last couple of months in regards to being a beacon of hope in our community. Our pastor has asked the question, "People in our community see the church, but do they see the Church?" Our revival speaker challenged us with the question, "What would the response in this community be if this church disappeared tomorrow?" These are very sobering questions that force us to examine our lives and decided whether or not we are going to be the salt and light in our community.

So there has been some exciting talk going on lately. A lot of talk about going outside the walls of the church building and seeking for opportunities to build relationship with the people who live in our community. Chatter about forsaking everything else in order to follow Jesus. Unfortunately, talk is cheap. The fields are white unto harvest, the laborers are few, and mere talk tends only to poverty.

I wish for this blog to be a online journal. The reason is two fold. First, accountability; if I don't post what God is doing around me, then it means I'm not joining in His work. Secondly, as a testimony and witness of what God is doing around me so that all who read will know that there is a God in heaven and He is active in our lives today, seeking those to save and conforming them to the image of His Son.


  1. Thanks for dropping by. I agree that is a great quote. God wrote it. Proverbs 14:23. :)

  2. Christopher, thank you for writing! it has been a long time and I am happy to see something new here. Our talks are far and few between and this way I can read what the Lord is doing in and thru my precious son! I am so proud of who you have become, and I want all who read from your writings to witness the reality of our Heavenly Father!!! Luv ya!!!


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