My heart is moved by the Holy Spirit because of Jesus and how He is working through people now, like He is in my life, as if He was here in person. Truly, there are people that say they love the Lord and others that really act this out day in and day out. Instead of saying they believe, their actions show it. Just being near that person, God’s love flows from them and you can feel love. How is this possible? It is because of the light of Christ in them. They are exemplifying what Jesus said in Matthew 5. It reads, 1“let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:16) This is what the Lord desires of each of us, but only His elect are showcasing His love to the world. They don’t care how other people may feel about their faith in Jesus, for their actions are now conformed to His desires. Therefore, these people go out and bless people’s lives no matter what. And you know what really describes these true Christians, it is that they are unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and want to share it with everyone. They know what Paul said about this in Romans 1 and are exemplify this in their everyday lives. The verse I am referring to is, 2“for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16) It is not a hard thing to do good towards others, especially to those in need. For really it blesses those that show kindness towards others as much as it blesses the person that receives the same gift of hospitably.
Today I was watching a video of a friend of mine in Christ, who recently went to Pakistan on a missions trip. There he preached the gospel of Christ, healed the sick, and rescued children who were slaves to their workplace, even starting at a young age. I’ve seen his evangelism videos many times and they are outstanding, but these videos were over one of my favorites. While watching the videos, of which I’ll share below, I was brought to tears. This is true love in action, my friends. But know that you can be a blessing to people as well. There are homeless people wherever you are and having a homeless kit with you, ready to give out, will not only bless their lives, but yours also. I love to do this and would love to share with you what I like to give to them, that you could put together also. I pack with me winter hats, gloves, blankets, waters, packs of cookies, gospel tracts, Bibles, and my wallet of course. And when I encounter a homeless man, woman, or child, I look at them and see their needs. I then start taking out of my backpack items that they would need, of which I mentioned above. Now, there is one thing I will not do is leave them hungry. Before I leave, it is my pleasure to see if they have eaten and if not, walk to someplace and get them something. This is not a burden, but a blessing. While with them, it brings me great joy to hear their story, witness the gospel of Jesus Christ with them, and pray with them. If you have never done this before, please start. God needs people ready to serve Him. So seek His help and start helping those in need, starting today.
Let us pray:
Lord, shine bright in our lives, that all may see You through us. May people begin to see Your great love in all that we do. It is an honor to serve You and to bring joy to all men, women, and children. I love to see people happy and this is because You have made me the happiest of all. I don’t wish to keep the love that You have given me to myself, but share it with all people. More importantly, I am grateful for this calling in my life to help the needy. My heart breaks to see homeless people on the streets, and to bless them with things they need is the least I can do. Because you have blessed me with such good things, it is the least I can do to bless others also. Thank You for putting on my heart the things I need to have on me at all times, so that I may always be ready to meet the occasion of anybody in need. Lord, if I am in the store, help me spot people that cannot pay their bill, that I may step in and do so. And while I am on the streets, help me always have my eyes open to people that are homeless or are pour. This way I will be able to pray over them and help supply any of their needs. Even if it is a coat or shoes I am wearing, I am ready and willing to give them away, for these people need them more than I do. I love You, Lord. It is my prayer that more people will have this heart of giving to others also. Then, will this world be a better place, where real love is shown to people who need it most. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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