Posts Tagged ‘needs’

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My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin.” (1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬ NLT)

We are familiar with John Steinbeck’s works, such as Of Mice And Men and The Grapes Of Wrath. But one of his best works was a letter to his teenage son, Thom, who had written of his feelings for a girl at boarding school in 1958: “First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.” The whole letter is a very touching fatherly moment from a famous man’s private life.

As the Apostle John was writing this letter to churched people, his fatherly concern was that they were not being committed enough in love to Christ, allowing old ways and habits to creep back in to their changed life. So, he does the only thing he can do from such a long distance away: He writes a letter from his heart.

When you love people, you will reach out to them in whatever relevant way you can in order to meet a need. Take time this week to write a note, text, email, or give a call to someone you love. Don’t let moments pass you by when you could be impacting someone’s life with your interaction. You are loved and made to show it!

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What do you want me to do for you?’ ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘I want to see!'” (Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭41‬ NLT)

I grew up watching Ed McMahon and the Publishers Clearinghouse folks go around the country awarding unsuspecting people lots of money. Imagine my despair as a child knowing that the van filled with ballons and a large cardboard check were never coming to my house because I lived so far out in the country that you actually had to go BACK towards town to hunt! Yep, ol’ Ed would never do anything for me.

If Jesus, however, showed up at your house and asked this very same question to you, how would you reply? There is much God wants to do on your behalf, but we either don’t ask Him, or we ask for things out of a wrong motive. Both get the same result of nothing. So if I had a chance to ask for the right thing in the right way, what would it be?

Consider that today, and everyday, The Lord waits to help you. All you have to do is ask. Sometimes the answer is “no”, or “not now”; we must have the maturity to identify such moments. Take time to identify what you know The Lord wants to do in your life, then ask. He’s waiting to spend time with you! You are loved today!