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I got up at 3:45 this morning with this thought buzzing in my head: “Go ask someone who reads your blog to help you.” I don’t know if it was God or the chili I ate (for a guy who writes books about this stuff, I’m remarkably hard of spiritual hearing). But one gift I do have, I try to obey these …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

I got up at 3:45 this morning with this thought buzzing in my head: “Go ask someone who reads your blog to help you.” I don’t know if it was God or the chili I ate (for a guy who writes books about this stuff, I’m remarkably hard of spiritual hearing). But one gift I do have, I try to obey these random thoughts just on the off chance they are God. So here I am, bleary-eyed typing these words.

God has given me a tool for building the Kingdom that is succeeding beyond my wildest dreams. It’s called the World Race (www.theworldrace.org/) and it’s all I can do to keep this year’s teams going while responding to all the people who want to be involved next year. Serena and I can’t keep up with the opportunity, and rather than work more hours, I think I’m supposed to share it with someone.
So if you have several hours a week that you could volunteer or know of someone else who could help, let me know, and I’ll put you to work building the Kingdom.

If that sounds grandiose, let me explain my perspective: We pray “Thy kingdom come,” but do we mean it? Jesus talked incessantly about the Kingdom of God; what was he talking about?

Building the Kingdom has to do with establishing God’s dominion in a person’s life – taking back territory one life at a time. Part of what Jesus was talking about is what D.L. Moody described as a “passion for souls.” People are floundering in the ocean of life; Moody saw his job as pulling as many of them into the lifeboat he was in as possible. Most people are more concerned with enjoying their boat ride thru life than they are with the Kingdom.

Some of us have huge Kingdom-building opportunities before us that look impossible, and we just need to wake up early in the morning and ask somebody for help.

Comments (5)

  • Seth,

    What kinds of things are you needing help with? I don’t have a lot of extra time, but would love to be involved!

    Get me some specifics and I’ll see where I can lend a hand.

    Jimmy

  • hey seth,
    I am not sure if you remember me, but i was an FYM in Philly and I worked in the gainseville office for like a month one summer, but I am at Moody now and I hear the “passion for souls” quote as much as I hear hello. I would love to help or find someone here who would. Let me know what you need. Thanks for always being faithful to what you believe God is telling you. That is one thing that AIM really taught me. Thanks for you faithful and God-fearing leadership in bringing the God of the gospel to people’e hearts around the world!

    God Bless you anf give you strength for the labor!

    Brad Gouwens, FYM Philly 02-03

  • I have a pretty busy schedule, but I would love to help out a bit if there’s anything I can do.

  • Dave & Rebecca Hearn

    Hi Seth,
    I love reading your blogs. After hearing about “seth” from dad for so long, it’s like now I know who he is talking about.
    Anyway, what help do you need, I can help you out and Dave can too.
    Just let us know and it’s done.
    Bec

  • Daddy, I would love to help. I have been thinking about this even before I read your blog, but I don’t know exactly what you need help with. But if it is something I can do from my computer I would be happy to help.
    I love you,
    Estie

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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