How to Keep a Heart for the Nations ( Part 2 ) / by Joshua P Jacks

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Our last post focused on overcoming the challenge of a cold heart for the nations. The first way we keep our heart for the nations is to watch quality videos of Asia as a family. This week we want to focus on something that actually serves multiple roles and fulfills us on many different levels.

2. WE PARTNER WITH OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

This is something that we’ve done for years. We support multiple global workers and organizations through prayer and financial support. We are also on just about every overseas worker’s newsletter list that we meet. We want to be involved in what World Changers doing.

This accomplishes several things...

First, it allows us to make a difference on the other side of the planet, without actually going there. When you look at the state of our world, it can be a little overwhelming. All of eternity depends on how we respond to what we are given. We may feel small and insignificant, but our lives and choices matter! As believers, we are told that “to whom much is given, much is required.” 

Tonya and I know that it’s probably not required of us to be everywhere, all the time. However, we can get resources out of our hands and into the hands of people changing nations that we can’t physically go to. We get to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves. People all over the world are being blessed through what we give. Can you say WIN/WIN?!?

Second, when you give your time and resources to something, you start to care about it! The good book says, “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Putting time and money into something adds value to it. Can I tell you that the more we read their updates, play their videos, and pray for them as a family, the passion for the nations is stirred? When stories are constantly coming in from Laos, Thailand, India, Urban America, Vanuatu, China and Tibet, we can’t help but be humbled and stirred. This, is a good thing. This is how we keep our heart, not only for Laos, but for the nations.