Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Count the Cost! Psalm 49:8

Good morning everyone,
I'm reminded of individuals that are struggling across our country to be able to just survive!  It doesn't take much for any of us more fortunate to look around and see all the people who are homeless and those who are wondering how their next meal will be provided!  Unless you have your head in the sand, more so than ever, the poverty of this country is right in your own front yard.  I know many people try and milk the system and are satisfied with taking advantage of welfare even though they are physically able to work.  Ladies and gentlemen, we were created to love folks right where they are at and many have lived generation after generation on hand outs.  It is a viscous cycle to get out of and the light bulb for some will never go on and I'm not trying to get you to feel sorry for folks who don't want to change.  What I am trying to get you to be aware of is the ones who are good folks and trying to get out of the cycle but those that seem to be stuck in a rut!  When you step out in Jesus name and you help someone, you may be the only Jesus representation that person has ever seen and possibly will ever see.  The next time you have the opportunity to help in some fashion, ask Jesus how you can help because He is the only one that knows the condition of the heart of the person you are helping.  It may just be that you come along side someone and just put you arm around them and pray for them.  Or it could be that you are providing a sandwich for someone that otherwise might not eat for the day!  Psalm 49:8 tells us that the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough.  Remind yourself that Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for you by dieing on the cross.  Every provision that has been provided is a gift that He allowed.  Don't you think that it is time that we go out in Jesus name and share the story of the one who paid the ultimate price for each of us.  And in so doing feed those that are hungry and if need be, provide food!
Your brother in Christ,

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