Good morning, friends! Check out this guest post I wrote for the blog of a new church plant in Memphis on reaching out to those we come in contact with everyday. Read, comment and share!
“Don’t marry a marginally-Christian man. Some women want to be married enough that they’re willing to settle for this man who is just squeaking by. ‘He says he’s a Christian, I don’t think he can provide any spiritual leadership at all, I don’t even know if he’s solid but he just says the right words.’ I just want to encourage women, pray that God would lead to a man you can trust; a deeply Christian man.
A great quote from Pastor John Piper on the kind of men women should marry. Full message here.
I hope that you are well today on this fine Monday afternoon. I just got home from women’s Bible study and I’m feeling awesome. As you know, I’m passionate about helping those around me. Whether it’s supporting a friend’s project, praying for others or even helping people learn about God, I love to be a blessing. In this post, I’m going to tell you about a friend of mine and how God has opened the door for me to be a blessing in her life and how you can to.
I met Amber K. Boyd in November of 2010 at a mutual friend’s home after church. I was new to Atlanta and she was one of the first people I was introduced to. Although I had never met her before that day, it didn’t take me long to be inspired by her and to realize that Amber was special. She’s the type of person who lights up a room with her personality, can make you see things in a different light and and who chases after God with diligence. Amber is a leader. She is a trailblazer among her peers and lives to make God famous. Not only this, but she has a passion for the underserved. After having countless conversations with her about education, poverty, investing in women, the brain, teaching, Jesus and everything in between, I can confidently say that she’s the type of person who will change the world if given the opportunity.
What’s amazing about this is, for the past year, Amber has been on a personal journey of faith in God while seeking her purpose. I won’t tell all the details of her story because you can read them here, but instead of settling for mere existence by doing a job that just pays the bills, she decided to leave it all and seek God until he showed her what He had for her. And boy, did He answer. A few months ago, Amber was accepted into Harvard University to study educational neuroscience. This is an amazing honor! However, Harvard is expensive and well, she can’t afford to get there on her own. But, she already knows that God has got the logistics taken care of because, after all, this is a journey of faith isn’t it?
From now until August 1st, a few friends of ours and myself are putting our all into raising funds for Amber to get to Harvard. Not just because she’s our friend, but because we know that God has a job for her to do, we believe that she’ll do great things in the future and because we want to support her in fulfilling her destiny! If you are interested in learning more about our campaign, visit the website Get Amber to Harvard and if you’d like to invest in this awesome young woman, be sure to visit her fundraising page here.
If you have any questions, please comment below and please, help us spread the word!
Good afternoon, friends! I hope that you’re all doing well. If you live in the Atlanta area, you should join me for an awesome event. It’s called Our God is Big, and it’s a corporate praise, prayer & worship night. I actually have the privilege of being apart of a team of intercessors for the event. It’s taking place at Morehouse College in the Sale Hall Chapel. If you have any questions, be sure to tweet them at @OurGodIsBig. Enjoy your Wednesday!