Friday, February 6, 2009

Felt Needs

There is an old saying: "No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." And man is that ever true in today's world. Did you know that 80% of Americans don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ? And York county is no different - 80%!!! And you know what, they are not just going to walk in through the front door of our church. Which of course means that we have to go to them. And that means in some way to meet their felt needs.

Does anyone listen to 91.9? I personally don't, I listen almost exclusively to CD's, but my wife, Lori, does. And back in December, they started doing this thing where they challenged people to pay for the person behind them in the drive-thru line at fast food restaurants. Well, this week, Lori felt that God was calling her to do just that over lunch. She paid for the person behind her and she said that workers in the restaurant were all looking at her to see who would do such a thing. Now I know that financial times are tough right now, but what a powerful way to meet someone's felt needs.

So, REVEAL, I challenge you to find a way to meet someone's felt needs. If you do decide to do the "drive-thru" thing, hand the person at the check-out a REVEAL card. You never know what could come of it. In fact, God could repay you in a cool way. It happened to us last night. Lori and I were having our weekly date night (more on that in a later post) and as we got up to the counter to pay for our meal, a member of FBC came up and paid for us. How cool is that? God's blessing may come in unexpected but very cool ways. (Thanks to that couple, you really made our night.)

Dream Big...Pray Bigger.


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