21 April 2017

Impromptu Devotionals

     The other day I was walking from the Administration Building to the Timberlake Outreach Center.  When I entered the Receiving Area, I found a group of guys from the New Life Recovery Program standing outside in gorgeous spring sunshine.  They were circled around two of our staff members, Scott and Shawn.
     As edged a little closer to eavesdrop, I heard these men sharing from Galatians 5:13-17.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.  So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.  –Galatians 5:13-17
     Scott and Shawn were willing to take time out of their busy work days to share encouraging truth with these men, to share wisdom God has granted them through their own experiences and trials.
     This is what I love about this place!  Thank you to all staff, volunteers, and donors who take the time to invest in our men, women, and children.

Joshua Smith
Gift in Kind Director

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