Count it all joy...
The outreach of United Missions, Inc. has come about because of the "light, love and life" of Jesus Christ. Although at the start of my life I was raised in the church and lived a life many would consider as being a good person I was still far from God. My accomplishments included: various degrees; good paying jobs; marrying and starting a family. Unfortunately, my heart remained divided between possessing the best this world had to offer and the life God was calling me to live. I believed in and wanted to live eternally with God but my priorities were a mess. Fortunately, the weight of entering my 40s and knowing that I was drawn more to my sin than to God's calling to Himself led me to surrender my heart (life) to Jesus. All along I understood the concept of being saved by grace but had never embraced a lifestyle of living by "faith in Jesus" no matter my personal desires or circumstances. It's one thing to say you want something and it's another to actually live for it. I was living for what I could attain instead of what Jesus had attained for me. There's a big difference between the two.
The Bible talks about receiving a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26) and on July 13th, 1997 this became reality, a life-changing fact for me. The work of the Holy Spirit brought the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bear in me like never before. I personally experienced the finished work of Christ on the cross in my soul and my life focus being radically changed. The Bible speaks of the Lord calling God's children to be led, to walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:16). This new life that came to me after praying to the Lord is NOT one of following a bunch of rules one memorizes but rather is a life of being spiritually lead by a new heart that knows and loves Jesus. God's children live through grace united with the One (Jesus Christ) who perfectly loves God with all His "heart, mind, soul and strength". This one new underlying commandment of love leads humanity to experience God's "presence and power"; His "Kingdom peace (shalom) and righteousness" for eternity. Only as one sees their brokenness and separation from God, can they turn to God and receive this new life of being born again by the Spirit in the perfect love of Jesus Christ. When God's Word became flesh in Jesus, the eternal life journey of fellowshipping with God became both visible and available. Now, this life journey in the "light, love and life" of Jesus is leading hearts to "count it all joy" as they wait for the day that ALL will see Jesus in His faithfulness (glory) forever.
"Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1:2-4)"
HEART 4 SERVICE
Jesus said: “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:9-12)"
As we seek God's heart for service, we partner with others in the "love of Christ" to bear Gospel fruit and to bring glory to God. Click on the first picture below to bring up the image viewer which shows both the activities and descriptions of a sampling of service events over the years.
"All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’ (Matthew 25:32-36)"
United Missions, Inc.
2403 Griffin Court
Ocoee, Fl. 34761
Jeff R Bradshaw
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