Daily Challenge
by D. E. Stribling
                   WE BECOME GENEROUS WITH OTHERS BECAUSE OF HIM
God's Love Transforms Us
"Many people hold to accurate beliefs, but lack a pure heart. Power breeds arrogance, arrogance  corrupts the heart, and a corrupt heart tramples the poor."
Ed Chinn 

Our destiny to serve others was set by God in the beginning.
Christ in us, the hope of glory.

Let everyone see that 
you are unselfish 
and considerate 
in all you do. 
Philippics. 4:9

THEN YOU WILL SEEN AS ONE OF GOD'S PEOPLE.

 

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In the Bible God shows us that we should be kind to the poor.  Yet His people often give little heed.  Today people in the richest Christian nation give an average of 2% to church (for its functions) and to charities. 

The response of God's people is the same, over and over.  In our time, we tend to lump all of the poor in America into the category of  “those welfare recipients.”  This is the impression I get in conversations. Perhaps without really intending to, we deny those who are genuinely needy as well as the sluggards.  So, the elderly poor person suffers. So does  the one who has been financially devastated by accident or illness, and the mother with small children whose husband has abandoned them. 

At In His Name Ministries we talk to many people daily who legitimately need help, but funds to respond to their crises are inadequate. Many people know that we are here, but they do not support the work. 

Jesus spoke of loving others, as we would want to be loved. The Golden Rule!  Back in his day too, people in general, didn't jump at the chance to obey God.  I don't know what it is exactly, but I do believe that those who continually invite God in will eventually have a desire in their hearts to creatively help poor neighbors.  They will stop making excuses and let God work through them with creative solutions.  God has a heart for the poor, and so do His people, eventually. 

And in heaven the angels rejoice when they see God's people saying, “Ah ha, so this is what it means to be a Christian.” 

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