Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.” (Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭5‬ NLT)

The Donner Party was a wagon train group that set out for California in 1846, but got trapped by snows in the Sierra Nevadas. Archeologists believe a Native American tribe, the Wel Mel Ti, tried to help these travelers, leaving everything from rabbits to potatoes at the edge of their camp. However, the pioneers shooting at them hampered relief efforts, and when the pioneers started EATING each other, well, a person can only help out so much!

Every where you look, there are people in need. Sometimes that person is us. By being a considerate person, people can see the genuineness of our spiritual life. Whether helping or being helped, good manners and right actions speak louder than any sermon we could preach!

As you go about your day, focus on allowing God to help you become considerate of others. Christ calls us to serve one another, even in our leadership roles. Don’t hurt those trying to help you, and don’t get flustered if others do! Be Jesus to the world around you. You are loved!


Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.” (Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭10‬ NLT)

Last night, two teams made a little boy’s dream come true. Born with physical challenges, Hunter can’t do everything his classmates can. But last night, at the last game of the season, suited up in full pads, Hunter was the star running back, running for 140 yards, scoring two touchdowns and making his whole town proud!

Sometimes what we do in the Christ Life doesn’t seem all that spiritual, but it does make a difference. Two schools working out the details so that this little man could have a once-in-a-lifetime experience will impact his family forever! But so does providing love, a helping hand, or a generous gift. Nothing done out of genuine love and compassion for the littlest of God’s children is ever a waste!

Hunter’s family will always remember the night that their little boy was the Most Valuable Player of the game. Their gratitude to all involved in Poyen and Glen Rose schools will always linger in their hearts! Imagine God’s heart, then, when we go out of our way to do a random act of kindness for someone every day! Every touch matters! You are loved today! (10/21/14)


Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.” (Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬ NLT)

I hate photo-ops. To do something good for people is a passion for me. But to pause for a photograph of it so we can stick it in the newspaper is actually hard for me to do. Yet, people like to see in the paper the good things going on in our world today, knowing it’s already chock full of the negative stuff anyways. That’s why I do them.

When we help others, we are essentially helping ourselves. God blesses us for what we do, and will cause others to do the same for us when we are in desperate times. We all desire affirmation, to feel good by the praises or appreciative comments for things we’ve done. But people’s emotions are finicky at best, judging our worth on a daily basis and usually on a selfish level. God, however, is the source of our greatest compliments, His opinion being of infinite value beyond anyone else’s!

It’s ok if someone sees you doing good. The redeeming quality of a photo-op is that it might cause others to do good too! But if we hunger for the praise of others more than from God, then our priorities are wrong and our gifts given have no reward. Be a giver in all the right ways! You are loved and blessed today!

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.” (Psalms 41:1 NLT)

When Orlando Morel was just 6 years old, the Haitian refugee was starving, dehydrated and lost among the masses of a tightly packed boat along with his mother. Morel was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard that day, some 20 years ago. Today, he can do the same for someone else having graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut in 2012.

The Lord loves it when we help those that cannot help themselves. The “pay it forward” principle really works! When we are faithful to take care of others, especially those that God places specifically in our lives or path, God makes sure to take care of our needs when they arise, and they will! By helping others & fulfilling God’s directive of mercy, we help others & set ourselves up for a blessing.

As you come to church today, remember how good it felt when someone helped you without expecting anything in return. Be a part of the “Rescued Turned Rescuer” by helping someone else in need. Just be available & listening to God’s special prompt! You are loved today!