Relevant Life: What’s in a Name?
by Ben Brown
I came to Relevant Life in 2014 after being invited by my barber, who is a minister at Relevant Life. At this point in my life, I was ready to give up on church. I struggled with family issues, dysfunctional relationships, financial burdens, as well as the internal struggle of whether or not to accept the call to ministry that the Lord had placed on my heart.
Don’t get me wrong; I was active in ministry. You might even say highly involved. However, my actions lacked a genuine sense of passion. Namely because at the time, the passion was inside of me, but it was hard to bring to the surface. As a result, all of my efforts were spent trying to meet everyone else’s expectations.
And as the oldest of three siblings who grew up under the loving care of two ministers I tried to pursue “THE CALL,” but in all of my efforts — whether singing, preaching, or ministering to others it was as if I was talking about someone I didn’t know…
However, after only several months of Bible study along with regular attendance at Relevant Life Ministries, it finally hit me. God showed me that what I’d thought was genuine knowledge and devotion was not that at all. Just because I could sing a little, and knew a few scriptures I thought everything was fine but in reality, I was just operating according to my own personal strength and abilities—and not His.
This revelation changed EVERYTHING for me, and I can honestly say that in the two years since, I’ve grown tremendously and continue to develop in biblical knowledge and application.
Additionally, my devotion to Christ and His kingdom has improved tremendously. Am I perfect? No, but I can see that God is doing a work within me, and it feels good to be around others who are also seeking God’s will.
I said all of this to say that the name, ‘Relevant Life’ means something. It means you matter and God has given you a purpose. So come visit us at Relevant Life Ministries, where we live life with passion, purpose, and power. I promise that your life will never be the same.
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