In Matthew 6:2-33 (AMP) we are called by Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit to do the Word. We are told not to do it in public or in order to be seen. We are warned not to do acts of caring for the poor so that we will be recognized, honored, and praised by man, but instead, to do our deeds of charity in secret.
When we pray, we are asked to go to our most private room, closing the door. The scripture says to seek (to aim at and strive after) His way of doing and being right, to keep on asking and it will be given us, and to keep on seeking, knocking reverently so the door will be opened to us.
We call the Ark “God’s home.” He calls us to serve Him there, not for pay or recognition but to “show and tell” His command: “Freely [without pay] you have received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8, AMP) The Ark brings me much joy and continues to help me, and my blood family grow and mature. Sharee serves on the newsletter team. Susun donates, and Sam helps with technology. This encourages Garry and me serving Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God, Jesus, and the Spirit continue to encourage us to work together toward His purity and perfection. Matthew 5:48 (AMP) says: “You must be perfect [grow into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity] as your heavenly Father is perfect.” I am not there yet! Daily, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit show and tell me to follow and obey His Word. And we must not allow Satan to lie to us and say, “Oh well, no one is perfect.” The devil is trying to get us to give up or stop our daily pursuit of God’s perfection. But nothing is impossible for God. We know from Mark 10:27 (GNB) that all things are possible.
God called the Ark for essential ministry to the homeless. Many call me Mama or Grandma. Those getting out of prison or off drugs and alcohol, often come for Garry’s help because he knows about prison life and deliverance from addiction.
God put Garry and me together for this ministry. It took me nearly 13 years of being a widow, raising three orphan children to see how blessed, fortunate, and prosperous I am. I learn by practicing God’s Word daily. As a born-again child of God, I get to enjoy His favor and salvation. This helps me to “hunger and thirst for righteousness” (uprightness and right standing) with God. “For they shall be [completely] satisfied.” (Matthew 5:6, AMP)