chuggernoun, informal derogatory

plural noun: chuggers

a person who approaches passers-by in the street asking for subscriptions or donations to a particular charity.

Today I spent time with Melly Turner in Glasgow. 

Melly moved from Chester last year to pioneer a new Light Project. As an evangelist she has a gift of relating to people, especially on the streets. As part of our day we did some outreach and Melly wanted to go to Partick. We met 5 people raising money for a charity and with 3 of them we got to listen to how they were doing and also to encourage them to.

One, who turned out to be the team leader had an amazing authority and gift of leadership and we encouraged her with the gifts that we saw in her.

Another whom we met came running after us and wanted to thank me for being kind to him. I said that I would keep him in my prayers. As I walked away from him I had a picture of a key and the verse from Psalm 37: ‘Delight yourself in the LORD and he shall give you the desires of your heart.’ 

Melly and I went and bought a blank key with a key ring and I wrote the verse on it. I felt the Lord wanted to open a new door for him.  

When I gave him the key he shared how he was looking for a new place to live. He was encouraged by the gift and gave me a big hug. He was blown away by the mesaage and I spoke about how when he gets his new place he can get the key cut. 

Paul reminds us about the role of prophecy and the bench mark for it: 

‘…the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.’ 

How can you bring words that encourage people today?

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