Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Helping the Poor

We (my toddler, my 12 year old) and I went and delivered food to the poor and needy last night. Growing up with a heart to volunteer, I want to instill in my 12 year old son, William that life isn't all about what you can get for yourself but that it's about loving and giving of yourself to others. Truly, the only way I came up with the help of Jesus Christ of course is by showing him and having him help me with my Hope Alive Inc. Food Ministry.
It was around 8:30pm by the time we got out of the house. You know how it can get with a baby in tow. Getting all our stuff into the van is a feat within itself. Diaper bag, milk bag, my purse and all our jackets. Every time I have to go somewhere, I think of the big chore it is to get all of us ready... Sometimes, when I get lazy- I just end up not going... Oh well. I'm only human. lol
Off we go to meet up with a Single Mom with 2 kids at the neighborhood WalMart over by Chickasaw and Lake Underhill. We met there and bless her heart, this Mom always helps me out delivering food to another Single Mom. It's been a blessing to be able to help other single moms.
I've been down this now, this is my 2nd year in this Food Ministry. Every time I don't feel like doing it, I just remember how awful it was to not have food for myself and my kids. Jesus just gives me a nudge and thank God I have the strength through the Holy Spirit to keep moving...
Well, I will continue my story later... I have to work in my full time business... Telecommunications. Have a blessed day! Remember to pray. God loves you. Jesus Christ is there in your heart. :)

Be Kind to the Needy

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. Proverbs 14:31

A couple walked along a darkened street and came upon a young woman sitting with a baby in her arms. As they passed, the young woman held forth a hand and asked for some small gift to help her feed her baby. The couple recoiled from the girl's hand, and they hurried on their way. As they strolled along, they realized that they were not alone. Another person followed them. They quickened their pace, but the figure stayed right behind them. Finally, in frustration and fear, the man turned to the stranger and asked him what he wanted. The stranger replied, "You have had the chance to feed the Son of God and you have turned him away. Therefore, if you would hope to come into God's glory do not be surprised if He turns from you." With that the stranger walked away, leaving the couple to stare in disbelief.

Christ said that when we help others who are in need, it is the same as doing it for Him. All of God's children were created in His image. When we reject any one of God's children it is as if we are rejecting Him. He wants us to give from our abundance to make life more comfortable for one another. When we see the world through the eyes of God, we have compassion on the poor and suffering, and it becomes our heart's desire to help them.

PRAYER: You have put me here with a purpose, O Lord, and it is to learn to serve you. I can best serve you by meeting the needs of those I see in need around me. Grant that I might never turn away from someone in need. Amen.