Monday, October 19, 2015

Look around....

Today has turned out to be an interesting day:
I Had to be up at 5 am this morning  to take the doggies in to have their "procedures". Those who know me know that is an amazing task in and of its self!! :)
Turns out the heat in the car didn't  work which made the hour round trip extremely cold!!! It was like 32 degrees out. I haven't shivered like that in years! 
Mack was so uneasy about the car ride he puked all over Lyv!! Yuck!! (You can send your sympathies to her, she will appreciate it!! :) )

We Came home to a warm home, aka our camper, and warm blankets. Because of the warmth I slept in till 11:00 a.m.!!!!
I started thinking of all those who are without a home, or a bed or blankets or whatever. I think sometimes our focus is on our own needs and wants we forget about others! As I was shivering I couldn't help but think of all those who sleep in the cold every night. My heart aches. I can't possibly help everyone but it starts with someone! I also think that it can be a blessing to do with out every once in a while so that we can remember those who go without much longer than us. 

So the question at large is this:

~Can we look around us to seek out the lost, the hurting, and the less fortunate?

~What can be done for those who need our help?

The words of a song a friend wrote years ago go through my mind today...

"We say that we love our neighbors we don't even know their names... do our lives reflect HIS love or are our lives in vein?

If we take a moment to look around us we will find someone who might need something, even if it is a listening ear. 
The question is....

Are we willing to give to those who are in need?

We can not judge. We must become like Christ and have a heart of compassion. It's in our kindness that leads to repentance. 

I want those around me to see God's love in me & through me.  I desire for those to come to know Christ because of my obedience to show love, compassion, and kindness. I can't help everyone  but it starts with ONE!!

Will you join me and fine just one person who needs the love of Christ and meet their need?

Natalie Grants new song is awesome!
"Stay where it's safer
Claim faith but waiver
Is this how we're really meant to live
We pray but never move
We say but never do

It's time to get our hands dirty
Be love there's a whole lot of hurting
Calling all hearts
Calling all hands
Calling all feet to take a stand
Why sit around and wait for a miracle to come
When we can be one
When we can be one
When we can be one

A little somethin'
Might feel like nothin'
But in his hands it's all we'll ever need
To speak life to the broken
Watch the blind eyes open
It's who he's calling you & me to be

Be love there's a whole lot of hurting
Calling all hearts
Calling all hands
Calling all feet to take a stand
Why sit around and wait for a miracle to come
When we can BE ONE!!!"