Monday, March 8, 2010

Good News Part 2

 Oops...I forgot to post an update to this story.  Be sure to click here if you missed Part 1. it is!
Good News 
Part 2
...I don't share this story in order to get for myself or my husband a pat on the back.  It was such a tiny moment of our time and such a minuscule sacrifice.  But I know that each of us have a part to play.  If we've been blessed with anything, then we have something to share with others.  If you have anything, you are already blessed!  There are so many who have absolutely nothing.  I've said it before, but REMEMBER: the little you may think you have to offer can be so much to someone who is in need!  Again, we have a part to play.  I'm learning more and more that my life is not my own.  I don't just live for myself.  And shame on me if i went through my whole life looking out for myself or my husband and kids or family.  How selfish I would be!  If we have anything, it's because God gave it to us.  So I share this story as more of an encouragement to you.  There are always opportunities out there as long as we're willing to look for them.  How many times have you had a wonderful thought about helping someone and it became just another fleeting thought in your head?  You had good intentions I'm sure, but for some reason it just seemed like too much to act on it.  Maybe it was the inconvenience of the idea, or you were afraid...I'm talking to myself here, too!  My husband and I have come to a place in our lives where we truly feel that we aren't here only for ourselves and our children and what concerns us in our little world.  We honestly feel like we are on this earth with a specific role to play in the lives of others.  We are doing our best to help ourselves so we can get to a place where we can really do that.  But in the meantime, we're trying to do what we can with what we have.  We know that giving in whatever way God may ask of us is nothing for us because God is our provider.  If God is your source, then there's no fear in giving.  He relies on us to accomplish His will in the earth.  Scary sometimes for me to think about that, but true!  I may never understand why there is suffering.  Or why God chooses to allow us to help others...there's so much risk involved this way.  Obviously we're not doing our job very well, as need, lack, and suffering are such overwhelming worldwide problems.  However, God always has a plan, and I can guarantee that it includes YOU!  So get in on the action!  There's a whole world out there ready for whatever you have to offer!  I'm certain you won't have to search too long or too far.  Need is EVERYWHERE!  
What is He asking you to do today?