The word of God makes it clear that the soil we are standing on, the land we are living on, whether it is where we were born on or where we are currently living on, belongs to Him. This is His earth, His land, and we are His people, regardless of the differences we may have between one another. Whether we are foreign born or not, we all belong with Him.
Even though, as the bible has said clearly, that we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of our God, still He loves us so much that He gave His one and only son, Jesus, so that we have access to the Almighty guide. It is thru His death that we have been given the ability to live, to know that we can have forgiveness for our sins. As we put our faith in the Lord, in Jesus Christ, in doing so we are welcomed. The fear of wrath has been eliminated and we are given freedom to go boldly in the presence of God. And our creator, the lover of all our souls, declares to us that we belong here. We belong in His family, we belong as His children, as citizens of Heaven. Whether we are foreign born or not, we all belong here in His land, in the presence of His love. You didn’t choose to be here, you were chosen by the sovereign plan of the Almighty God and brought here.
If all the followers of Jesus Christ would rise up and go out this week to say to each single international you meet while looking at them in the eye, just say three words.
You belong here.
You’re welcome here.
You’re accepted here.
You’re wanted here.
You’re needed here.
Those three words are the same ones that God has graciously said to all of us and we should do everything we can to repeat those three words to as many people we can possibly tell it to, to your community, to everyone, not just the foreign born.
For no matter where we may come from, where we may be at this very moment, we are where God wants us to be and where we are needed to be. We are where we are welcomed because everywhere belongs to God Himself and He welcomes us all. No matter what hardship we may face, no matter what harsh words and deeds we may experience, do not forget.
You are welcomed here.
You are needed here.
You are loved.
Global Hope India: For over 20 years we have been watching God radically transform thousands of Americans & Indian Nationals through missions. We’ve taken nearly 1,000 Americans on short-term mission trips to India. We work with 12 long-term indigenous church planting partners located in North, South, East, & West mainland India as well as Northeast India. We empower The Church in India to make Christ known through leadership, child, & village development projects. Global Hope India is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. All gifts are tax-deductible. More about GHI.
Living the Dream Podcast: The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven. More about Living the Dream Podcast.
Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! More about Pastor Kevin.
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What is Living the Dream?
The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven.