The Love of the Father in Times of Need

May 25, 2017

This past weekend, I was sitting in an evangelism training for Take the City. I was struggling, physically; I had little to no energy but I was trying to push through it and engage with the session. In a matter of seconds, I made eye contact with my director, Andrew Chalmers. He looked into my eyes, winked, and then resumed his focus on the speaker. In my moment of weakness, I needed to feel seen, known, and reassured that someone was there for me. In a split second, Andrew showed me that he saw me and knew me. The kindness in his eyes told me that; the wink provided the feeling of safety and covering. I needed a father in that moment, someone to lift me up, to say: I’ve got you and I love you and everything is going to be alright. Andrew met me half way with the care of a father. He let me know that I mattered and that when he looked at me, he didn’t see someone who was weak but someone who was loved, appreciated, and cared for, someone who was strong. Ephesians 6:10-11 tells us:”Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Sometimes being strong in the Lord means allowing others in, allowing others to reach into the depths of our soul and love us with the Father’s love: love that is pure, holy, and tender. Love that says “I see you. I know you. And nothing and no one will ever...
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Debbie

TAKE THE CITY outreaches have been so special to me. I love being able to see the hand of GOD move in peoples lives as they are healed and families restored. GOD cares about every detail of our lives and he reaches the places that only HE can only heal! Its been an honor to see all the teams go out and share the LOVE that GOD has instilled and filled the teams with, and let it pour out to all the community. Having physical needs met also assures all we encounter, the faithfulness of our Father. So many times I have cried seeing what GOD is doing… Being able to see people brought into the KINGDOM and freedom Spirit, Soul, Mind and Body. Is the greatest treasure in my life. I am grateful for TAKE THE CITY allowing me to have front seat and seeing GOD move in peoples lives!