Leveraging Our Stuff as a Tool


A Night to Shine - God is smiling.

Tim Tebow, who is known for being a Heisman winner and who had a short career in the NFL, started a foundation that is committed to helping celebrate people with special needs. He sees as God sees, so He is doing what God says. He is using and leveraging his stuff, resources, and influence as a tool to bring hope and healing to the world. By the way, the world is sitting up and taking notice because by doing this Tim is showing his Trademark, that he truly belongs to Jesus Christ. People all over the world have debated and disagreed about his influence and impact on the game of football, but none of them on his influence and impact on the world. Colin Cowherd, who is a talking sports head, said this of Tebow: “ I don’t know why so many people knock and criticize Tim Tebow for his faith. I don’t even believe like he does; I am an agnostic, but I would take 12 of Tim Tebow for friends." WOW!

Jesus teaches that when we have done it unto the least of these, we have done it unto Him.

Well, God was smiling big Friday night.

God has blessed NewPointe with so much, and it is our responsibility to leverage our stuff as a tool to make the world a better place and to fulfill God’s purposes. God has blessed us with a beautiful facility, and it was used to bring hope and love to a lot of people.

NewPointe, you knocked it out of the park! It was unbelievable, and the love of Jesus was flowing heavy and thick. I can’t say enough about all of you who played such a critical role in making this happen. I am sure most of you have read and seen the comments and pictures on Facebook. You not only made around 200 special needs people happy, along with their parents, guardians, etc., it moved them to their core, so much that they shed tears of joy with a grateful heart. You made God smile big! I believe that the kindness of God was expressed in large doses Friday night.


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What is kindness? It is based on the mindset described in Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Kindness is humbly giving of ourselves in love and mercy to others who may not be able to give anything back. Basically, kindness is a way of thinking that leads to doing thoughtful deeds for others. It’s seeing our resources and stuff as tools to bless and help other people.

This is what happened Friday night. Not only did our friends shine Friday night, but I believe God shone through each one of you.

I want to give a special shout out to these organizations for helping us make Night to Shine happen at NewPointe: Chick-fil-A, Park Street Pizza, Colwell Flower Shop, Keim Lumber, Mobile Jam Entertainment, LLC, The Hummel Group, The Personal Touch, and Walnut Creek Cheese.