For those struggling financially …
There’s nothing like poverty to force you to be creative. When you’re rich, you can buy your way out of almost any trouble, but when you’re poor, you need to think and pray your way out. A small example: We couldn’t afford karate lessons, horseback riding lessons, guitar lessons for any of our kids. But God provided a way, without us needing to come up with the money. With God, there are always alternatives.
“… the kingdom of God is within you.” — Luke 17:21
On Christmas Day the presents are wrapped with care. Some have beautiful bows and ribbons, some are plainly wrapped. But the beauty of the outward package does not always predict the delight that will be produced by what is inside.
So also is the work of God. His most important work is hidden deep inside us. We look at each other and see the wrapping, and, most of the time, we can only guess what is inside. The scriptures tell us that the sons (the children) of God will be revealed. What does that mean? That means that the great work of God inside you and inside me will someday put on display. Our sins, our shame, our mistakes, our inadequacy will be swept aside by the wonder of His love, and who we truly are will be revealed.
To me this is a comfort. I’m sometimes misunderstood. More often I stumble, sin and make stupid mistakes. But the kingdom of God is within me. And His kingdom shall prevail.
What happens when you partner with Dwight Clough Ministries?
Victims of violent crimes and survivors of abuse are finding peace,
wholeness, the power to forgive and the strength to set boundaries.
Those ensnared by addictions are finding freedom. Marriages are being
restored. Families are strengthened. Christian brothers and sisters in
restricted lands who face persecution are finding strength and
encouragement. Young believers are learning how to walk with the Lord,
and people are coming into the faith for the first time. None of this
happens as a result of one person’s efforts, but rather this is God’s
work as He blesses the sacrifice of many people including yourself. We
partner with you, with other ministries, and, most significantly, with
the Lord. That’s how the supernatural happens.
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