Monday, 17 August 2015

Today Reminder – 17 August 2015 (Day 10 – You)

A reminder for today
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. The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. (Isaiah 58:10-11)

It is awesome when we are in full blossom and all around us we feel the amazing wonder of a magnificent God. We live in His blessings and we prosper in His mercy, but what of those around us that does not have what we have? What of the poor and the hungry? What of the blind and the weak? 

This is a difficult one, because the enemy has found a way to confuse the givers. You see God makes it clear that we should help those in trouble and give to the poor, but there are so many con artists in the world today that takes advantage of the good hearts of people. So instead of working they will act like they are poor and beg. So it has happened that many of them have been offered jobs which they just rejected, because it is easier to beg than to put in a hard day’s work. So why work when other can take care of you. This causes the hearts of people to harden and they ignore these people, which mean that someone that truly needs help might be judged wrongly, because of this.

What to do? My opinion is that we should give regardless the person or the circumstance. God will open our eyes and guide us correctly so that we will give when it is truly needed. I believe that we should support the church in their outreaches to help those in need, because they will know where it is really needed, which means that you can give without the concern that your are helping a thief. 

God teaches us that we should help other, so that we will lead them from the darkness by our light that shines. The Lord will guide us continually, giving us all we need. And I love this: You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.

So my dear friend be that light in this dark world for those who needs a light, because even that guy taking advantage of your kindness needs to see that light. Be that garden and be that spring that bubbles over with the joy of the Lord.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus