LTD Podcast E51: You Belong Here
Regardless of where we were born, where we are living right now and the circumstances that brought us to our current destination, we are all living in His earth, His land. He comes to us as the sovereign Lord King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He welcomes us to life and wants us to choose life, to us Him as Savior and Lord. He is a God that comes to welcome us and has done everything He needs to do for all of us to have access to 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.
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org