Have you ever been in need of something, whether it was a new job, a new car, a few extra dollars to cover your child’s tuition fees, or money to purchase food or fuel? Have you ever been in need of those basic things in life that you know God promised to provide but somehow you found yourself lacking, worrying, and praying to God for help?
Have you ever been on the receiving end of a news report, phone call, or conversation when you were made aware of the need of someone else? Did you feel compassion in your heart for that person? Did you begin to make judgements and form excuses as to why you couldn’t help and how they needed to get their life together? Did you feel called to action or did you just offer to say another prayer for that hurting person?
When God left Earth, He promised that He would send His Holy Spirit to dwell within each of us. In essence, each of us are not only made in God’s likeness, but we each have God living within us. Those miracles that we saw God perform when He lived here on Earth are the same miracles that He can and will perform through His people. We don’t have to wait for the move of God, we can be the move of God.
We can be the catalyst to heal the hurting, provide food and clothing to those who are less fortunate than us, or who are just riding through a rough moment in time. We can show the love and compassion that Christ has shown the least of us.
Proverbs 3:28 says, “If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” Why put off what you can do today for tomorrow? Additionally, Matthew 5:42 says, “Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” Those who are hurting need a right now solution and you may just be that solution.
Be that angel that brings groceries to the door of that struggling family or hardworking college student who’s scrapping pennies to eat and stay in school. Be that angel to offer your services when you know someone is in need of what you can provide.
God tells us that we can never outgive Him. He will bless us above and beyond all that we ever give when it comes straight from the heart and for His glory (2 Corinthians 9:6-9). Let’s challenge one another to do more, be more, and give more. Don’t wait!