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We get half as many visits on Saturday as we do other days, so we’re trying something new – half a sentence. Please finish it for us.
Poverty is . . .
…what most Americans think is their current experience. We don’t know squat about poverty.
…not having seventy bucks to gas up my BMW
a chance to see Christ
a lack of options.
…having no hope.
…believing that there’s nothing you can do to escape your situation.
not just a story… for many people it is reality.
… like obscenity, you know it when you see it.
at its base, spiritual; truly having no options, at all, and therefore, no hope.
…an empty soul.
…a weapon of Satan’s.
…watching your children go hungry and not being able to do anything about it.
our generation’s chance to shine.
an opportunity to make a difference.
I believe that there are 3 different types of poverty.
1 – First, the poverty of having more than enough, always wanting more, never being satisfied, and yet still feeling so empty. This is the poverty I see in most of America. A poverty of searching.
2 – The poverty of struggling each and every day for the right to survive. In this type of poverty people not only have a lack of hope…but they don’t even realize that there is such a thing as hope, that there is another way for them to live. These poor are too busy trying to save themselves, their children, and their friends from starvation to look for a way out.
3 – This is the worst poverty of all. The poverty of a life that has not found salvation in the loving arms of God.
Having the disease of “affluence” and no hope.
rotten. Stinkin’ rotten.
Poverty is a blessing waiting to happen.
is an opportunity to put our hope in Christ and allow Him to use us to bring about change.
Desperation. Believing that there’s a chance you may not be alive next month and that you cannot provide the necessities to sustain life.
a vicious cycle that traps and separates humanity.
Poverty is…a reminder of what we are to be to the world: the arms of Christ and the Hope that He is.
a lack of opportunity
unmet needs without a hold to pull one’s self up
lack of choices.
…a chance to respond to God’s calling us.
…a need for patience to be healed.
Wow Amanda. I love your comment. We do have the type of poverty here in America…
shaming,heartbreaking,an extremely hard cycle to break,living in a car for a week.
…what hurts the dreamer.
Poverty to me is both financial and physical. Therefore, Poverty is: Not having anyone or anything.
…fuel for the DREAMER!!!
…able to be OVERCOME!!!
…what we make of it!!!
…faithful to destroy!!!
…not to be feared!!!
…can be defeated with PRAISE!!!!!!!
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