Saturday, July 12, 2008

MISSION STATEMENT

OUT OF DEEP WATERS is my journey of becoming mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ and growing up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Many posts are based on what the Lord is doing or has done in my life in an effort to:

EXHORT • ENCOURAGE • EDIFY

Psalm 18:16 says, “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” The Lord HAS drawn me Out of Deep Waters and this blog is an opportunity to share the process. It is my goal that every post will point back to Him and His faithfulness.

EXHORT
communicate to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Revelation 12:11

ENCOURAGE
give hope or support to someone
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:4

EDIFY
build up, establish, or strengthen someone
… the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, Isaiah 61:1

Click here to read the inspiration for the naming of this blog.

Mission Blog Tour hosted by Angela at Becoming Me, head over there to read hers and many others or join in.

21 comments:

Mrs. N. said...

Excellent!! Thank you so much for joining the blog tour. I love how your heart shines through your mission.

Amy Guerino said...

I've always loved water and the illustrations it can be. Our Creator uses images and stories to help us know Him and each other. I'm enjoying the blog tour. I enjoyed stopping here!

I also love tea, very good tea....no tea bags for my pot!

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

What a great mission statement! I wish I had thought mine through a little bit more thouroughly like this!

And I love your cardboard testimony!

Elizabeth said...

love the style that you wrote this in. :-) very nice!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Beautifully put! Blessings to you and your purpose here!

graceunbound said...

I love the simplicity with which you have stated your mission and your use of scripture to expand on each facet of your statement.

I love this blog tour, it is so fun finding great new blogs!

Peggy said...

WOW Mari...so concise and so beautifully done!
WONDERFUL
OUT of DEEP WATERS
WAY of Christ

I truly LOVE the use of the 3 Es to convey the Excellence of your use of Scripture nd Purpose!

Psalm 18:16 was a GREAT choice for you! I see how you are using Isaiah 61, like you told me with mine to ENCOURAGE! I wish I had been as well thought out and exact!
I just love what you've done, Mari!

Bless you as you bless others and thanks for being my first visitor other than the hostess of the Blog Tour! May OUT of Deep Waters serve to Edify, Exhort & Encourage with the depth of God's profound Love for YOU & those you reach & touch!

Wendi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning! Yours is beautiful! Great job articulating your mission.

Miranda said...

Great blog name and goals! Looking forward to reading more.

a woman found said...

He's drawn me out of deep waters too!

I love your mission statement!

I'll be back!
sheila

Julie said...

I loved your post and the post about how you named your blog. I love that He pulls us out of the deep waters.

Thanks for sharing,
Julie

BP said...

I like the way you used the verses with your mission statment. God bless you.

mattpatt said...

Mari -

Thank you again for your kind words and example.

Blessings,

Matt

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Beautiful mission.

Karen said...

I love the name of your blog and your mission statement. They really speak to my heart and express my hopes as well. thanks for stopping by!

Irritable Mother said...

It has been a delight meeting you. I came over here from Angela's and have enjoyed reading your posts.
That cardboard testimony is the best!!!

Genny said...

What a great mission! Glad you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours!

AtlantaMama said...

LOVE your mission blog statement and I love your blog!! You are a blessing to me in many ways! ><>

Cindy Swanson said...

I loved your mission statement! Reading the mission statements of Christian bloggers like yours is really inspiring me in my walk with Christ. Thanks!

mel said...

good to meet you!
very encouraging words on your blog - i look forward to reading more.

jamie in rose cottage said...

You inspired me to write a sort of mission statement myself. :-)

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