This experiment has five challenges.
- to pray for the entire world
- to read through the entire Word
- to sacrifice your money for a specific purpose
- to spend time in another context
- to commit your life to a multiplying community
Challenge 1- to pray for the entire world. Platt encourages his readers to use the website www.operationworld.org. When I saw the website and the resources offered, I knew I would be able to truly commit to this step by purchasing the book Operation World by Jason Mandryk. It arrived from Amazon today and is filled with everything I need to know about the nations.
Challenge 2-to read through the entire Word. I am currently doing this step and will continue reading the Word during the next year.
Challenge 3- to sacrifice your money for a specific purpose. This step is really exciting to me. I have been asking God to reveal which organization He wants me to sacrificially give to. According to their website, "Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to people hurting around the world." (www.samaritanspurse.org) If you want to find out more about this organization, I recommend visiting their website. I was amazed at all the ministry projects that are happening right now around the world.
Challenge 4- to spend time in another context, either domestically or internationally. Basically, tell others about Jesus, but get out of your community to do it. The commitment is 2% (one week out of the entire year). Due to health reasons, I know this component will be a bit harder, but I am willing to say "Yes, Lord" and I know He will provide a way.
Component 5-to commit your life to a multiplying community. In other words, commit to a church, get involved in your church and help your church grow and multiply. I have found a church that I have been going to for the last two years. I am hoping as my health improves that I will be able to get more involved in my small group.
Wow! Seeing it all written out before me is a little overwhelming, but I know that "I can do all things through God who strengthens me." ~Philippians 4:13
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