The Blessing of Accountability
So, you may be wondering why I posted this blog now after 8 months of inactivity. The answer is simple: Accountability. God has blessed me with friends that care enough to push me to do more. I was challenged by one friend today to blog on a weekly basis to keep people informed as to what is going on in YMI and the ministry God has placed me in. So if we don’t, we owe each other $1 for every missed blog post in the form of a Starbucks gift card at the end of the year. For a faith supported missionary, this is motivation. So thanks to my good friend Tyler I will be making time to post every Tue. I would encourage you to read his blog as he is very wise and insightful. You can see his blog updates here: http://bit.ly/YWyJfq
God has been so faithful to provide for my every need over the last 2.5 years that I have not really done any support raising to help with my support. As a result of this I have not updated people about all that God is doing as often as I should. I am truly sorry for keeping from you the blessing of hearing about God’s work. I had a supporter of mine challenge me to get fully supported as a missionary so that it is not a burden to me and push me out of ministry. He also has pledged to hold me accountable to make sure that I am doing what I need to. God has truly blessed me with people that are invested in the work He is doing here at YMI. This is how the body of Christ should work, being involved in peoples lives to the point where people challenge you to do the hard things you need to do. It hurts at times, but that is the price of iron sharpening iron. Solomon talks about it in Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” When you sharpen iron there is friction and shaving off the dull part to make it sharp. This is what accountability is designed to do, make you feel uncomfortable to help refine you to be more like the image of Christ.
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