Episode 24 | Just Be Willing

Episode 24 | Just Be Willing
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“Exposure to guilt and shame will never propel us to justice-seeking. But when we see His beauty and what He’s doing in the world… that is what changed my heart!” —Melissa Ice

See a need, meet a need. Free people, free people. How can we open our eyes to the opportunities all around us and partner with God in seeking justice? How can we stay motivated to seek justice? Melissa Ice weighs in…

 

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR GUEST…

Melissa has been working with different NGOs locally & globally, serving people in poverty for the last 18 years. She is currently the Founder & Executive Director of The Net, a non profit established in 2013 that serves the homeless, refugee youth, and survivors of trafficking. Prior to The Net, she served as a Missional Director on a church staff for 6 years. The Net recently launched a social enterprise and just opened their first brick and mortar retail store called Worthy Co., that employs women survivors of trafficking to make candles and jewelry. She is a Founder of local restaurant, Brewed, and co-owns a mixed use warehouse and event space in Fort Worth called The 4 Eleven with her husband and other partners. She was recently named Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40, and Fort Worth Magazine’s Best Philanthropist. She is married to her husband of 12 years and has two little girls, Rosie and Justice.

 

LIVING IN THE LOOP

Purity is not a state of being, but a state of becoming P-U-R-E. Coming out of this episode here are ways you can…

PRAY | Develop an intercessory heart for others. God is absolutely doing work in your life; while praying for your own needs, pray for the lives of those around you too.

UNDERSTAND | There is a link between justice and joy. Entering into the joy of the LORD, is entering into the places where He is, seeking justice for the oppressed.

RESOLVE | Deal with your objections to stepping in, and then step in.

ENGAGE | Look around. Who among you has need? Look for ways you can seek justice right in front of you. Who can you walk with?

 

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GOD HAS THE BEST STORY

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.” —Psalm 89:14

Titus 2:14; Psalm 89:14; Psalm 146:6-9; 1 John 1:9; Matthew 19:26; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 25:23; Hosea 6:3; Micah 6:8; Zephaniah 2:3; Matthew 27:51; Hebrews 4:16; Psalm 24:1; Philippians 2:17; Matthew 1:23; John 16:33; Ecclesiastes 7:4; Isaiah 1:17; Psalm 82; Proverbs 31:8-9;

Have a question or want to continue the conversation? Scroll down and let us know in the comments or contact us. We may feature your question (anonymously, of course!) on a special Q&A episode to wrap up the season!

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