“God is known in her palaces for a refuge.” – Psalms 48:3
In the palaces of Jerusalem God was more famous than the kings that He had placed on it’s throne. That’s because everyone who lived in the palace knew who made it possible for them to be there. A shepherd king was there most famous royal.
God had established David’s kingdom with men and women who could not have possibly filled the positions that they were given alone. Only through the miraculous hand of God could those who were in debt, distressed, and discontent, as 1 Samuel 22:2 says, now run the country.
Felons and fugitives were now Generals and Captains of God’s armies. When they laid there heads down at night, they knew it wasn’t the stone walls they trusted in. You see, they had once laid the same heads to sleep in caves. They traded one stone structure for another, and neither one provided safety. There Salvation came from The God who brought them from cave to palace, and not the mansion itself.
Generation after generation had now set on the throne and you could add there testimonies to that of their famous ancestor. Jehoshaphat could tell you how The Lord saved them without picking up a spear. Hezekiah could tell you the story of how his palace was surrounded until God attacked the attackers.
I rejoice at the story because you and I are a part of it! We, who were strangers and pilgrims, enemies of God’s love due to sin, are now Children Of God! Your story and my story, shared with the world, can change someone else’s story.
That’s what we’re doing at a place called Point Of Mercy in Nashville, Tennessee. Every Sunday morning, individuals and families who have no hope, are fed breakfast and lunch. Something called The Care Closet gives them free clothes. Furniture is donated to those who have went from one trash bag in a shelter to a place of their own.
In 6 years, God has taken us from a Church of seven senior citizens to over 200 people. It’s all been due to the fact that we know who is responsible. It’s exciting to watch God rebuild a family from nothing. It’s thrilling to be on the front lines of ministry where souls are saved, lives are touched, and hearts are mended.
Now, we are literally busting at the seams. Our goal, turn the gymnasium in to a Sanctuary that will seat everyone. Right now, we can’t fit all the people into our current structure. I wish I had the words to do justice to what The Lord is accomplishing in our Church but my words aren’t sufficient to describe it. I do have a link to a video at the end of this blog, I’d like to ask you to watch it.
I want you to see firsthand what can be done when everyone comes together and leave there ego at the door. This isn’t about us, it’s about Him. He is known at Point Of Mercy as our refuge. Now our goal is to bring more hurting into the place where God is lifted so high. Some have offered to help, this link will make it possible for you to do just that.
Is it worth it? Just ask a family that God put back together that was spread across the country. Ask the little boy who wants other people to experience the joy that’s now on his face everyday. Question the ones with broken addictions and restored lives that stand and say they are better because God is known in this place.
I’m a little passionate about this subject, but I do not apologize. This is our dream, this is our goal. Not a building filled with fountains and glamorous fixtures, but a place filled with hurting people. We need more room to minister to those in trouble, click the link below to see what we’re talking about.