Talking with a single parent with three kids who is disabled and unable to work.
Me – “Anything I can pray for you about? or help out with?”
SP – “Yea, my water heater just went out.”
Me – “Wow! I’ll pray for you. Bye.”
On my way home to relax.
God – “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and well filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?” James 2:15-16.
Me – Ouch!
God – “If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him. Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” 1 John 3:17-18.
Me – Wait a minute!
God – “Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered” Proverbs 21:13.
Now there’s a Water Heater in the back of my truck!
Living life on mission is about PROXIMITY, RESPONSIVENESS, AND GENEROSITY. Responding to needs sometimes means putting feet and funds to our prayers. Responding to the needs of others often means responding to God’s word. He blesses us to be a blessing to others.