MICHAEL
GRIMM's
Word of the Week..
& Men's Ministries
September 12, 2022
 

Brother,

I hope and pray all is well with you and your family today

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – Peter 4:10

I encourage of us to examine out life story so far. What things come to mind that we believe would keep us from doing great things and making a difference? Have there been challenges in our life that we think disqualify us from having an impact? Do we find yourself doubting God? And do we put limitations on ourselves because of our age or our unwillingness to get out of the boat and walk on water – that is to get out of our comfort zones. 

Remember that we are our own worst critics. Often we limit ourselves and what we do because we don’t believe that we can do them. In some cases, however, we need the mighty hand of God to intervene. In those moments, when we live for God and put our faith and trust in Him, He can do mighty miracles that point to His goodness.

Joseph’s story is one of the most incredible stories of redemption ever told. God turned complicated family relationships and painful circumstances into a successful life for Joseph and healing with his family. Not only that, God provided Joseph the wisdom to know a famine was coming, and because of his preparations, thousands of lives were saved. 

If God did all this in Joseph’s life, we need and should believe He can do the same in our lives.  God can use us and our story to make a difference in the world around us.

It’s easy to doubt that you can make a difference because no matter what our age or experience. We may think that we need to be a more seasoned Christian to impact the world or have people listen to us. The truth is that we are a tremendous influence, right where we are at! There are so many people each day who interact with us, our friends, our co-workers, our neighbors, our family… the list goes on! 

People are always listening to what wesay and how we act. We can be a role model to those around us through our actions each and every day. The love of Jesus in our heart will set us apart, and the world will notice. They will want to know what is different about us, and we will have the chance to share with them the message of Christ.

One of the most common sayings is “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” This quote is popularly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. The saying is often used as a recommendation for how we should primarily or even exclusively evangelize.  Actions really do speak volumes.  I know HE would be pleased by ALL your efforts.

Please join me in prayer, Father God, we pray for guidance in our relationships. Please lead us to the right connections and friendships. Direct our paths to cross with people who will help us grow in character and become better at our jobs and skills and talents. Help us Father connect me with people who can lead and influence me in the right ways. My God, you know all things, so please create situations for us to get in touch with others in order to introduce You to them.  Let our words be Your words and every day let out walks match out talks.  We ask all of this In Your Holy and Precious name – AMEN!

Have a blessed and safe day and week.

STAY STRONG!

Brother please remember I am there for in thought, prayer and action - 24x7.

Love Your Brother and Friend in Christ,

Michael
215-272-2740

PS   I encourage you to join our Zoom meetings.  The next one will be this Thursday (9/15) evening starting at 7:00 pm.

These Zoom meetings are open to Everyone.  It's been an awesome blessing to talk, share, now see and pray with other Brothers around the country.

Below are the details. Join your Brothers from all over the world  as we all strive to get closer to HIM and to each other and become BETTER men of God today, tomorrow and always.

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P!ease pray about joining us at our Brothers in Christ Retreat (Flyer Attached) scheduled for November 4-6, 2022 as we all strive to become BETTER men of God.  I need to know if you are interested in attending and if so I need to have a $50 deposit ASAP.