How can I?
‘Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.’ Isaiah 58:10
How can I want a big house when so many in the world are without any shelter?
How can I complain about the lack of variety in my diet when one child every five seconds dies from hunger-related causes?
How can I allow myself to feel down when so many struggle with the extreme pain of a mental illness?
How can I consider getting an iPad or some other gadget when so many battle simply to survive.
How can I be annoyed by a noisy neighbour when there are those at risk in war zones.
How can I be content in my faith when so many don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
So what am I going to do about it?
Dear God, I completely commit myself to doing all I can to alleviate poverty, to support those struggling with mental illness, to love generously without the expectation of being loved in return, and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Lord give me the right perspective so I might serve you selflessly, give my a focus and understanding of the struggle and pain of others so that I might respond appropriately. Lord I give you all I have. I am ready. Amen.
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Yahweh’s Yarn in a Year : 1 year Bible reading plan
The Portion for today is: 1 Chronicles 5-9
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