I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit. -Dawna Markova
I think I’m amazed how much emphasis God places on helping the poor.
I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
This seems to be a recurring theme throughout scriptures, and a trait God expects his people to have (or at least demonstrate through actions).
More often than not I ignore the plight of the impoverished due to lack of scheduling or sometimes due to the fact that no one else will help out (as everyone is too busy with “their own problems” to provide assistance).
Either way instead of providing excuses I need to instead create more opportunities to help the poor—starting today.
“Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope… The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose.”—Rick Warren (via mizlucy)
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
“Church isn’t where you meet. Church isn’t a building. Church is what you do. Church is who you are. Church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ. Let’s not go to Church, let’s be the Church.”—Bridget Willard
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“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.”—
Lambs in the midst of wolves.
Jesus never says following him would be easy. But be steadfast. Proclaim the kingdom of God. Be joyful in hope. We have a faithful shepherd.