It has been a minute since I have laid my words down in here. It has been almost a year exactly. Hopefully, I will be filled with more words forward that I want to share. I refuse to make a promise because, well…squirrel….
This one is going to be short and sweet. While doing my morning devotional, the words of the author just grabbed my attention and my heart. She wrote,
“We may never know the heart behind the words, the struggle behind the request, the private story that lives behind the eyes of the person.” ~~~Lisa Whittle
She goes on to tell a story of a request that her father made in church that would ultimately save her life. A man was in the church, heard the request, and stepped forward in faith. He heard God call him to act. So, he did. He paid for a surgery that saved her life as a newborn baby.
The premise behind the book Love Does is that love is not stagnant. (Sidenote: if you haven’t read this book, do yourself a favor, click on the link and order it now.) Love doesn’t sit still, like the water in a pond. It moves forward, like the water in a stream. Love demands action.
As with the quote by Lisa Whittle, we may never know what people truly need. But…God does. He is so incredible about knowing our needs and what is best for us. He is so incredible about bringing the two together: the giver and the receiver.
Which one are you today? Either way, listen to God’s calling on your heart and reach out.
Asking is hard. It is vulnerable and scary. It requires you to step out of your comfort zone.
Giving can be hard. It requires you to step out of your comfort zone, or give something to someone that you were saving for yourself. It requires selflessness.
Today, look for that door of possibility that God is opening for you. Be aware of that gentle tug to help someone else, or to ask for help.