Friday, January 8, 2010

Generation Rising


"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses it's saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be throw out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.Matthew 5:13-16"

We are the salt. We are the ones who need to get out into the world and help "preserve" it for God. There's no one thing that we must do, God needs "world changers" everywhere! Whether it be a school, work, or a mission field, God needs you. Use all the techniques we've gone over in this book, collaboration, going out of your comfort zone, doing the hard thing. It's time for us to change the world! Give God the glory!


"Has God begun to place a passion inside you to take action on a larger scale - to do hard things that will launch you into the thick of the Christian counterculture we call the Rebelution? If so, you're in a very exciting place. Getting hold of that kind of personal passion for the first time is often one of the primary passages between childhood and adulthood. Think of your holy ambition as a world-sized passion placed under the lordship of Jesus Christ..." Pg. 182

This is a subject that we seem to talk about daily, here in our house. The Lord has blessed us with so much even though we'd be considered "poorer" here in the states. However, we have a full family of friends, and all of our needs our met! We have fresh clean water at our convenience, comfortable warm beds, nice clothes, bibles, books and more. WE ARE BLESSED, and we are also blessed in Jesus Christ. The Lord has given me and my twin a passion for orphans... and during my single years while preparing for getting married (if the Lord wills), I want to be helping these orphans...I want to share my blessing with them both spiritually and physically.

Be thinking about what God has given you and what you can do to bless others, especially those that don't have the comfort and faith that we have. Let's be inspired to bless others. We can do BIG things with Him!

In Christ,
Jenna and Bethany


Elizabeth said...

Wow! We are almost done with this book!!! I was wondering what book you guys are planning on doing next...


Jenna said...

We are getting to the end! I believe that "Making Brothers and Sisters your best friends" by the Mally's is next!!

We hope you'll join us, and thank you for the comment:D

Jenna and Bethany

Kade said...

Hey, I didn't know about this blog! I like it!

I like the post: small hard things! One 'small hard thing' I did lately was learn 'never let go' by matt redman.


ooooo..... yeah, I know. :)

give me an award or somethin'...

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

Reading throught this book has been great! Just curious, Jenna and Bethany, did you check out the Modesty Survey. It was really interesting to read, especially the comments!

Green Gardening Girl said...

Good post! Josh is falling behind!!!