Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is
that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Do you have space for someone else to change? Do you have space for you to change? Do you want the mind of Christ that gives life and hope? The problem today is that too many people are trying to change their behavior and not their minds. When behavior changes and our mind remains the same, the results of change are only temporary. Then we find ourselves right back where we originally started, only this time with more frustration than before. We cannot continue to think the same way and expect different results. One can’t change without the other because they go hand in hand. A changed mind brings about changed behavior. This is why I spend my Sunday mornings driving around picking up people, usually all homeless, and taking them to church with me. I spend a lot of time Monday thru Saturday inviting people to go with me and then Sunday comes! One such person is JC., who has lived in our parking lot since March. He has been consistently going every week, worshiping, hearing the Word of God and renewing his mind while going through the storm. J.C. told me last week on the way to church, that his body was starting to give out from living on the ground. J.C. has been working with us and the PATH program, Legacy and really making some steps forward in services like SNAP, a phone, applying for Social Security and GA and best of all housing.
but it takes time to accomplish all this. I encouraged him that he was almost to the end of this journey, and we were going to continue to pray. In 4 days, we received word that some agency was going to place J.C. in a motel for 2 weeks-PTL! The great news is J.C.’s mind has been renewing since March through the Word of God and he knows he can trust God. I was explaining to him that faith is like an umbrella in a storm, it allows you to keep walking even through the storm. This is the most important part of this Ministry, sharing the Gospel, showing and teaching people how to renew their minds through the Word of God, and welcoming them into the body of Christ! We spend a lot of time giving and but this is the best gift. If you would like to donate or volunteer, our volunteer application and donate button is online on our website www.christiancaringcenter.net or stop by the Christian Caring Center or the Village Thrift Shop. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can have Jesus in your life. You don’t need extraordinary qualifications or a lot of money; He accepts you as you are. Thank you for sharing your prayers, time and financial gifts to spread this wonderful gospel to the people we serve at the Christian Caring Center.
Abiding in Him,
Madelyn Sutton Executive Director