pictured above - Jeffrey Lee (founder) & Pastor E in the special Valentine's Day "Did You Thank GOD for Waking You Up?" release
One may wonder or think what does love have to do with a brand like Never 2 Fly 2 Pray, but I would like to give this notion context. The will to love is the determination and conviction one holds to demonstrate love and compassion to another even within the most inconvenient of circumstances. The will to love is a position and state of being one is fixed within regardless of the realities that surround it. Ultimately, the will to love is the very love that GOD shows us by accepting us freely in all of our humanness.
If you have been privy to any of Never 2 Fly 2 Pray's most recent clothing releases than you have grown familiar with the phrase Did you thank GOD for waking you up? Our founder Jeffrey Lee coined the original phrase and incorporates it into the close of his online inspirational videos. Perhaps seemingly unrelated, one of the most common questions I am asked since becoming a pastor is “how do you pray?” It seems that the notion of coming to GOD has become ever so daunting and the pressure to sound a certain way when you pray or the concern about coming to GOD the “right way” can be an issue even when praying in private.
pictured above - Jeffrey Lee engaging with a N2F2P customer at a business brunch where he was a featured panelist
As I consider the Never 2 Fly 2 Pray brand and the mission born out of the heart founder Jeffrey Lee, I am reminded of the parable of the talents told in the gospel according to Matthew. In the 25th chapter of the book of Matthew we learn of a master who gave talents to three of his servants.
pictured above - Jeffrey Lee participating in his Coat Off My Back challenge
"They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything---all she had to live on." Mark 12:44
There is great power in giving what you have. As illustrated in the Gospel according to Mark, we see Jesus teach His disciples a valuable lesson as He shared His insights having observed those giving an offering in the temple. Jesus observed those that had acquired a great amount of wealth giving up tons of riches in the temple offering.
pictured above- Founder Jeffrey Lee hand-painting packages for N2F2P customer orders.
"His master replied, "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!"
In this portion of scripture we are gaining a bird's eye view into the benefits that come as a result of tending to that for which GOD has held us responsible. When we are thoughtful about the things GOD has placed on...