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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Fame (05/10/12)

TITLE: True fame is servanthood
By matt renkema
05/14/12


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Matthew 25:35 (NASB version)
"For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in."

... An old shriveled stub reached out to touch my hand. His cloak hid what was left of his countenance, and with his other hand, he pointed his staff into the village where his people live. It was what I saw there that day that pointed out exactly how richly blessed I was. Decending down the path I saw a marred face of a little child. I was completely disslutioned by the events that captured my heart; every prayer had seemed to go unanswered, this dreary nightmare I feared had no end. If only we weren't too scared to touch a disease, much could be done. For a child can never be fed unless we feed him, our prayers only will go so far. We need to go beyond just our offerings, we need to act; for God commands us to minister by the laying on of hands and the annointing of oil.
Our country is richly blessed and fame is easily obtained. Success in the world can lead to fame, with temporary pleasures. Everyone wants a purpose in the world, but no one wants to get their hands dirty, for the calling to serve God is what makes one truly famous, drawing the attention away from ourselves. So let us be Jesus to the world!


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Patsy Hallum05/17/12
I agree with you! I had trouble getting the point and I suggest you use spell check.
You did make a great point.
Keep writing!
CD Swanson 05/18/12
Again this says it all:

"...drawing the attention away from ourselves. So let us be Jesus to the world!"

We are to lose ourselves, make ourselves "smaller" so He can become "greater in us"

Good job. And, great message. I loved this. Thank you.

God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/19/12
This is a great beginning. I like the passage you chose and you grabbed my attention with the opening line about the hand grabbing you.

You do need to take this to the next level. Tell us more. Was this just a dream or were you someplace where this actually happened. Also it's a bit weak on topic. When writing on topic, the reader should be able to guess what the topic is without knowing it. Even though you mention it, the piece is more about reaching out and helping others.

You really did a nice job of inspiring me to want to make a difference. You have some great ideas and I would enjoy reading more about this.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/24/12
Congratulations for ranking 12th in level one! Check the message boards for the highest rankings in each level and the top 20 overall! HAPPY DANCE!!I know you put a lot of working deciding which story to write. I'm delighted you were recognized for your efforts!