Director says if only 2% of recipients of the Weekly Issues Alert gave $10.00 it would be more than enough to meet the League’s current financial needs
Christian Action League
Dear Friend of the Christian Action League,
It may come as surprise to some, but that oft quoted text where the apostle Paul says: “Whatever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” actually has more to do with how a person invests their money than it does with sowing “wild oats.” In fact, that’s the context of the verse in the last chapter of Paul’s epistle to the Galatians.
The apostle writes:
“Let him who is taught in the Word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:6-10).
The principle that the apostle expounds upon here is simply that money spent on fleshly or selfish desires will have no lasting fruit for eternity. But when one invests in the purposes of God, sacrificing to meet the needs of those who are poor and suffering, giving generously to further the kingdom of God, demonstrating an openhandedness for Christ’s sake, such not only will have results in this life but in eternity as well.
It’s also noteworthy to see Paul’s instruction that in such giving we are not to grow “weary.” You may have already noticed it, but the many requests for assistance from worthwhile Christian causes often seem endless. Sometimes responding to them can seem burdensome, especially during a time of economic hardship. The apostle Paul and the believers in Galatia knew this experience too. In fact, Paul refers to it in this text and encourages the brethren not to complain. Instead says Paul, there will always be the need for another offering and we should give to it as best we can. Let’s not become “weary in well doing.” We should remember that when we give sacrificially, God promises that we shall reap as abundantly as we have sown, if we do not lose heart.
Unless one is following regularly the correspondence of the Christian Action League (CAL) online, it’s difficult to know how strategic this ministry is to the moral climate of North Carolina. In a legislature that has tipped to the left, this year CAL has addressed legislation ranging from alcohol policy to gay rights. CAL has prevailed on certain issues and lost on others. Nevertheless, one thing is for certain, without the presence of the Christian Action League matters would likely be much worse.
The Christian Action League wants you to know that your giving is greatly appreciated. However, please don’t grow “weary” with us, when for Christ’s sake we earnestly ask you to come to our aid again. During this time of economic challenge, giving is considerably down and we currently need $6,100.00 immediately. That’s just a part of what we need. Still we are only asking for what we need right now to continue operating.
Would you please dig a little deeper for us? Would you check with your church, Sunday School class or missions group and ask for a love offering or a gift for the Christian Action League? If only 2% of the people who receive our Weekly Issues Update would give $10.00, we would more than meet our current financial need. Will you give just $10.00 right now? Perhaps God has blessed you and you could give much more. We reap rewards in heaven according to the way we’ve sown on earth.
To give online, go to the Christian Action League’s web site at www.christianactionleague.org and click on “Donation” in the right margin and just follow the prompts. It’s easy and we desperately need your help. Or, send us a check or money order to:
Christian Action League
809 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Our ministry in the North Carolina General Assembly is a redemptive work. Just as our Savior sought to lead men to salvation and direct them in God’s way, we are following his example in the halls of power. Our ministry touches every person in this State in some way.
Perhaps we should close this letter with what the apostle Paul said of our Lord:
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich….Therefore [and even in this text Paul is referring to an offering for the church in Jerusalem] perform the doing of it, that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have” (2 Corinthians. 8:9, 11).
Again, thank you for all that you have done for this ministry. And again, thank you for your patience with us as we earnestly ask for additional support in a time of great need.
Rev. Mark H. Creech