with how the Lord had spoken to me and this was the
And so every Sunday as soon as I finish preaching, I fly
confirmation that we must.
somewhere in the United States to preach the gospel. It was a challenge, but our family made the commitment
We called our church family together and all the
to sacrifice extravagantly together.
professionals of real estate and we deeded our home to the church so that it could be sold and the offering
On Commitment Sunday, one of the ushers asked my
could be used to expand the mission of God in the
six-year-old daughter, “What are you giving to the Lord
today?” She answered, “My daddy”. She gets it. she understands. A nation must hear the gospel and it costs
I believe God is going to bless us with, at some point
something. It has to be precious to us and then it will be
in our lives, another home. But God knows, because
pleasing to others. Yes, it may be perplexing to some but
extravagant giving and living is a lifestyle.
it will ultimately be pleasing to Christ.
We lived a year without a salary, given our home away,
There are 80,000 people a day who perish into eternity
emptied our life savings, our kids’ college money and all.
without Jesus. Mediocrity in extravagance is not
We brought a cheque, my children brought their piggy
enough. If the Church could move into a place of
banks and we gave it as an act of obedience to the Lord.
extravagant giving and devotion, it would capture the
On 9 July 2006, our family were penniless paupers. But
heart of God and be a catalyst to reach the nations.
God provided for us supernaturally over those years and here we are at another level.
If Trinity could move today to a level of extravagance that you have never been, something would happen
Our church is trying to purchase this 140 acres of land
in this room; an aroma would fill this room. It will be
and God asked me, “Lead the way, give the largest
noticed in heaven and celebrated around the world.
offering of your life!” I said “God, how can I? I’ve given a salary and I’ve given my home and I have nothing left!” In the first journey He taught me about trust and
yan Jarrrett is the Se enior Pastor of Northplace Pastor Bry
obedience. With my home, He taught me about
Church in Sachse,, Texas.
extravagance and right now, He’s teaching me about
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the power of the ordinary. As it was with Moses, who said, “It’s just a rod, it’s just a stick”, God said to me, “What do you have in your hand? Take that gift to communicate and for the next two years work tirelessly.”
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