True Compassion Moves You To Action

The Word of God tells us that the poor and needy we will have with us always. So what are you doing to help them?  (Mark 14:7)  For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

We can quote scriptures, talk, preach and teach about what the Bible says, but the proof is in what you do, not what you say.  Ministry is more than standing behind a pulpit, or even before a congregation, an assembly or a group of people, ministry is the gospel of Jesus Christ in action.  Everywhere that Jesus went, he did good.  (Act 10:38)  How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.   I ask you an important question, how much good are you doing for others?  I have never been content with just having Sunday Worship, Thursday night Bible Study and Friday night Prayer and Evangelism.  We have been so busy doing church work, many leaders and pastors have neglected to help those in need, in our neighborhoods, communities, cities and countries and even some of their own parishioners.  Have you become so busy building and expanding church facilities to hold more people, rather than food pantries and kitchens to help feed the hungry or care centers well stocked with supplies, classrooms to further educate and teach the                     young and the old new skills, or offer employment and career training?   Why don’t we build and have outreach and community centers attached to our churches, so the young people have a place to go after school and on the weekends that is safe and supervised?  I recently asked a pastor, if God expanded your ministry to a larger facility, would you be willing to be in ministry full time and dedicate your time and effort to utilize the facility to its full potential?  Why should God allow you to further expand your borders and enlarge your territories, and you continue with the same old schedule and program?  The building has changed, so must your programs and ideas!

Before I became a pastor, I was involved in Mass Media Communication which included Radio and Television Broadcasts,{this was before Access Cable and the Word Network} people gave donations so that I could share the gospel with the world and not just those I have the privilege of ministering to regularly; and from those years my ministry expanded from those who were fed, clothe, educated and ministered to through Evangelism and Outreach to a Church/Ministry organization.  {Voices of Deliverance Evangelistic Outreach Ministries} which I founded in 1972 now added a Church in 1991 to the organization.

In 2005 God sent me to help pastors and ministries in Texas, I literally closed the church in Michigan, sent my licensed and ordained ministers out to fulfill their calling in ministry and started a new and greater work, Oasis Worship Center Interdenominational Ministries Fellowship.  The mission God gave me “Bring Unity to the Body of Christ.”  The Lord told me, “My people are divided, there is no strength and motivation to work together as one, because leaders don’t trust one each other, they need guidance.”  You can read more about both ministries on their websites.   When God opened new doors, new challenges came also, with bigger test and trials and stronger opposition from the enemy.  The strongman set up walls, that had to be torn down, I had to jump over hurdles thrown my way from people even those in ministry who felt and expressed their opinion that women should not be in a leadership or position of authority, regardless of how much anointing, experience or wisdom she may possess.  Yet these same people have little to nothing to show for what they have done during the time they have been in ministry compared to my 45 years of service.  It’s like watching a tree which stood strong and tall, lose it vitality, the branches fall off and the leaves wither and die.  Why, because the roots of the tree had no room for expansion, so they wrapped themselves up in the confined space that was available and choked the life out of the tree.  Some of you are experiencing this right now, but you don’t understand what is happening to you.                                          P

Let me put it to you bluntly, your brook has dried up and it’s time to move on. 1 Kings 17:1-9.  When I left everything to move to Texas, all the things, people and places that had been familiar to me for over 35 years and went to a place where I was alone except for those I was sent to minister to, it was a test of endurance and sacrifice, I survived the hardships and passed!  Then God began to send and assign people that needed what I had to offer and were grateful to receive it!  It made everything that I had given up worthwhile, it gave my life purpose and meaning, I am walking in my divine destiny.  One of the most important lessons I learned was true compassion and mercy.  I used to wonder why God sent so many needy, poor, destitute, uneducated, illiterate, inexperience, poverty-stricken, unhealthy people to my church ministry?  They came because I offered them hope, they could see a ray of sunshine in the midst of the darkness and gloom that surrounded their daily existence, I not only told them there is a better way, I showed it to them by example and compassion.  God saw he could trust me with wealth and prosperity, that I wouldn’t be greedy and selfish, but I would feed those who were hungry, clothe those who were naked, educate the illiterate, teach those who were without knowledge and share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who were lost. True Compassion moved to Action.

In due season, God elevate me from Evangelist to Pastor and then to an Apostle.  He gave me sons and daughters from all over the world, in countries that I have lived or don’t even know the native language, he has made me a mother and spiritual mentor to His children because I showed COMPASSION.

I am moved to compassion to answer the call for help in my community where I live, I have visited the churches and pastors within my own neighborhoods regardless of the denomination, if they confess Jesus as Lord, they are my brothers and sisters in Christ.  I have established my name and ministry by assisting those who need my expertise in ministry and sharing my knowledge with them. I am moved to compassion to those internationally who I mentor spiritually with words of encouragement and spiritual truth via the internet, which has become a tool for me that is broader than radio and television.  I am doing the same work that I started years ago, but now at a greater level of expansion. Let Compassion move you to Action.  Stop procrastinating and making excuses!  Time waits for no man, and tomorrow isn’t promise, remember only what you do for Christ will last.

If you are interested in networking with Apostle Loretta Williams please visit our website at www.oasisnewspublication.com or send a response to this article via Face Book or Fresh Manna Word Press.  Oasis Worship Center Interdenominational Ministries Fellowship is on Face Book, send a request to join and move your compassion to action world-wide!

After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Luke 10;1,2 KJV

One thought on “True Compassion Moves You To Action

  1. When you put the work of the Lord ahead of your own ambitions, God will surely bless you. We need to appreciate all that God has blessed us with because there are people who are less fortunate in the world and need our help. Only what we do for Christ will last.

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