Mandy Harris is a beautiful woman of God. She and her husband Dale are stepping out in faith to plant a Harvest Bible Chapel in Dayton, Ohio.
I had the privilege of meeting up with Mandy and Dale a few weeks ago, and I am so glad she decided to share her heart on It’s Personal.
God has put the word value on my heart. All of us place different values on things. Often times, we find objects to be less valuable than the store would claim, so we wait for a discount. We determine how far we are willing to drive to a destination based on the value of gas it will take to get there. We even put value on our time, saving some hours for television, reading, or other pursuits. I don’t think anyone would disagree that we place some sort of value on everything.
What God put on my heart is how little value we tend to put on building His kingdom. Many of us give or tithe to church, but is there ever a time when building his kingdom is worth more? And if it is, is it as valuable as a T.V., or a vacation, or even a car? Are you willing to spend more on a vacation than you are building a new church? Are you willing to spend more time and gas driving to work then to church? Do you value your time in the word as much as you value watching your favorite show or athletic event? And do you value serving God as much as you value serving yourself or your family? This definitely convicted me today and I thought it was valuable enough to share.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Won’t you pray for Harvest Dayton? Visit the Harvest Dayton website here or email Pastor Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org) and encourage him through your commitment to pray. Harvest Dayton launches November 2014.