Last November we started a teaching series in our student ministry here at FBC called Joe Blow. Over the course of this series we looked at the question, “Does my life count, and can my life make a difference?” Trying to answer these questions started with the idea what does God want from us? We came up with 3 basic ideas from Micah 6:8.
- God wants you to Practice Justice. This has the idea of making justice happen. When you practice justice you can’t help but right the wrong when you see it. This can be a huge event like stopping the abduction of children in Uganda, or something small like standing up for the bullied kid in class, or the office whipping boy. Whatever you do, Practice Justice.
- God wants you to Love Kindness. Remember buddy the elf? What was Buddy’s favorite thing? Smiling right? ”Smiling’s my favorite!” Make kindness the heartbeat of who you are. Make compassion your favorite thing.
- God wants you to Walk Humbly with Him. Be humble! Humility is not thinking more of yourself then you ought to. It is about having the right perspective of yourself in relationship to God. Do that.
One of the things we did during this series was to spotlight an individual who is making a significant difference in the world by seeking justice. One of those individuals is a guy by the name of Scott Harrison. You can check out his story over here. Scott started an organization called charity:water. Charity:water exists to provide clean water to those who otherwise would not have clean healthy water. 1 in 6 people do not have access to clean water. That is unreal!
I share this with you because recently I have found a way to use this blog to help make a difference. You’ll notice in the sidebar, on the right side, a box that in hot pink says, “Help me support charity:water”. This is provided by an organization called socialvibe that “recognizes that in social media, individuals hold the key to generating attention and influence that brands need.” What they do is provide opportunities for sponsors to make small donations to causes like charity:water.
Here’s where you come in. Each day you can pop over to thesaltlick.tv and click on that button that says, “click here to help for free”. You will be asked to do some small task and after doing that they will make a small donation to charity:water. It is as simple as that.
We may be average and ordinary joe blow types, but with the click of a mouse we can make a small difference. Will you join me in helping charity:water? I’d love to see that counter hit 10,000 gallons! Let’s do it!