DETROIT, MI – When I hear the verse “For God So Love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, and whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life“ (John 3:16), I just know with the gift of Salvation that, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). I believe that I can reach the lost and grow the saved, feed the hungry, build shelters for the homeless, and comfort the heart broken, all by myself. I want to give to others this great gift that I received, a new life in Christ. As I started on my journey I quickly realized this is a God sized assignment.
At Temple of Faith Baptist Church I took part in a great class called Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. Blackaby made a statement “join God where he is at work” and it helped change my perspective from not only working for Christ, but working with Christ. I believe that God is already at work in the Greater Detroit Area. Pastor Rochelle Davis Jr. has helped me to see the importance of the local church, and the Greater Detroit Baptist Association(GDBA), as well as how much we can accomplish together.
We all have something to give, not only at this season, but all year long. The Bible says that “We have not because we ask not” (James 4:2). So I am asking you to give of yourself.
Some have Time to give, volunteer at your local church or at the Association office.
Some have Finances to offer, give to your local church, the GDBA, and BSCM.
Some have Talent, become a teacher, a trainer, host a workshop, disciple others.
When you give, the Lord will do what he said he will do. Luke 6:38 – "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Cox Sr. has lived in the metro Detroit area for more than 21 years. David is a member of Temple of Faith Baptist Church, where he currently serves as the Youth Minister and Director of Stewardship. In addition, he serves as treasurer for the Greater Detroit Baptist Association and the secretary of the Michigan African American Fellowship.